Tom Fanning responsible for Truck Tires, U.S. market
Scott Pall appointed head of Sales, Truck Tires, U.S. market
Carolina Wagner appointed head of Marketing and Digital Solutions
FORT MILL, S.C. – June 10, 2021. Continental, one of the largest tire and automotive technology suppliers in the world, has appointed leaders for its Truck Tire business in the U.S. market. The Truck Tires group encompasses medium and heavy truck/bus radial (TBR) tires for commercial vehicles. Tom Fanning, a longtime member of the U.S. Truck Tires management team, now takes ultimate responsibility as the market head. Scott Pall, formerly the North Region Sales Manager, is promoted to head of sales. Carolina Wagner takes responsibility as the head of marketing for U.S. Truck Tires and head of Digital Solutions the Americas, encompassing Continental’s suite of digital tire monitoring solutions.
Tom Fanning, head of U.S. Market, Truck Tires, has been with Continental since 2000. In his 21 years with the company, he has served in roles including commercial product manager, fleet sales manager, and most recently as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Fanning’s range of expertise includes extensive experience with commercial tire sales, operations and human resources through more than five years direct experience at major tire distributors throughout the American Southeast.
Scott Pall, head of Sales, U.S. Market, Truck Tires, joined Continental in 2001. Most recently, he served as a Region Sales Manager for Truck Tires. He has more than 20 years of experience in the tire industry.
Carolina Wagner has been a member of the U.S. executive team since 2017, when she was promoted from head of tire marketing for the Mercosur region in the company’s Brazil office. Wagner joined Continental in 2013 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the tire industry. She is now responsible as head of Marketing, U.S. Market, Truck Tires, and head of Digital Solutions for the Americas region, including both Truck Tire and Passenger/Light Truck Tire technologies.
Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial fleets safer, more efficient, and more connected. With innovative tire technology and digital fleet solutions, Continental optimizes tire lifecycle management to deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost to fleets and become the preferred partner to our independent tire dealers. Continental is currently one of the five largest brands in medium/heavy truck tires in the U.S. by market share.
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.