Dr Dieter Barz joins Altracon as Director, Sales
Dr. Dieter Barz has joined Altracon Executive Board as Director Sales and Service while Ralf Berres continues in his function as CEO of the Altracon Group and Director R&D.Dr. Barz has fundamental knowledge in tyre industries and tyre testing based on experience from positions in leading tire companies such as Continental/Conti Machinery and Goodyear as well as from measuring system supplier Kistler. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Hannover University in Germany discussing the influence of tyre non uniformities on vibrations at the wheel and ride comfort focusing on passenger cars at high speeds.
Dr. Barz successfully built up the indoor tyre and wheel test center at BMW in Munich and later managed various global projects specially focusing on the evaluation and measurement of ride and handling and tyre characteristics. He was finally responsible for global Sales and Service at Conti Machinery, supplying tyre building equipment. His expertise will ideally complement the consulting competency of Altracon to be on a par with customers to discuss and realise future testing solutions.
Altracon is furthermore investing in its key group company ATS-device in Germany, the manufacturing company to build the “Made in Germany” equipment.