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Continental Adds New Management to Commercial Tires

  • New heads of commercial specialty, product development and sales regions announced

Fort Mill, S.C. February 20, 2014. Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (“Continental”) has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires.

Fedérico Jiménez will be responsible for managing sales and marketing for the commercial specialty tire business in the Americas. Previous to this role, Jiménez managed key accounts for ports for commercial specialty tires on a global scale. A native of Spain, Jiménez is now domiciled at Continental’s Americas headquarters in Fort Mill, S.C.

Marco Rabe has been named director of truck tire technologies for the Americas. A native of South Africa, Rabe joins the commercial vehicle tire unit from Continental’s North American passenger and light truck quality unit and is also located at the Fort Mill headquarters.

Terry Smouter has assumed responsibility for managing business development in the truck tire group, covering Continental’s advanced technology and e-business solutions. Smouter returns to Fort Mill after several years as marketing manager for Continental’s passenger and light truck tires in Canada.

Also within Continental’s truck tire group, James Matarelli has been appointed Western regional manager for truck tires, replacing David Gibson who has moved to Continental’s North region. Both are located at the Fort Mill headquarters. Matt Livigni, previously North region manager, has moved to assume responsibility for truck tires in the Canadian market and is relocating to Continental’s Canada headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.

For more information about Continental truck tires, visit Information about Continental’s commercial specialty tire business, including industrial tires, can be found online at for the North American market.

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion in 2020 and currently employs around 235,000 people in 58 countries and markets. In 2021, the company celebrates its 150th anniversary.

The Tires business area has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with more than 56,000 employees and posted preliminary sales of €10.2 billion in 2020 in this business area. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Tires business area includes services for the tire trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.

Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial transport safer, more efficient and more connected. The company’s products and services deliver measurable impact for commercial vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket. They benefit from a broad portfolio and from fully integrated systems. The portfolio includes tires, digital tire monitoring, fleet management, telematic solutions, Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and tachographs, hoses, air springs, Electronic Control Units (ECU), displays, drivetrain and exhaust aftertreatment systems, sensors, advanced driving assistance systems, as well as eHorizon maps and events and cloud-based services. In 2017, the share of Continental’s global sales for commercial vehicle products and systems was around €4.7 billion.