Former Continental vice president of manufacturing commercial specialty tyres Pedro Matos has joined Apollo Tyres as chief quality officer. He will be responsible for the company’s entire portfolio of quality and business excellence.
Matos will be based out of the company’s global quality and business excellence office in Enschede, the Netherlands and will report to Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & MD, Apollo Tyres.
Commenting on Pedro’s appointment, Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Tyres said, “As we grow our business across geographies, the scope of quality as a function has grown multifold. With Pedro’s well-rounded experience in benchmarking, developing and implementing best management systems and processes, he is best-suited to handle this critical function at Apollo Tyres.”
Prior to this appointment, Matos worked with Germany tyre company Continental in the capacity of vice president of manufacturing commercial specialty tyres. Before this, at Continental itself, he was the senior vice president for quality management and was responsible for strategic planning of quality and for developing tools and processes to achieve total customer satisfaction. In this role, he was also directly involved in several expansion and investment projects for the tyre major.
“Have seen Apollo Tyres as a company doing things differently; carrying forward the same approach, me and my team, will focus on challenging and improving the existing processes and systems in the company to deliver the best business results,” said the new Chief Quality Officer at Apollo Tyres.
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