Jean Paul Spijker Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Linglong Germany

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Linglong Tyre
Published on
December 14, 2023

Jean Paul Spijker has been named the new director of sales and marketing for the Specialty Tyre segment at Linglong Germany GmbH, effective from 1 December 2023.

Spijker, a highly skilled mechanical engineer, comes with a rich background in the tyre industry. His expertise is particularly notable in specialized areas such as OTR (Off-The-Road) tyres, industrial tyres, construction machinery tyres, and agricultural tyres. His distinguished career features prominent roles including vice president of sales for global OEM at Alliance Tire Europe, managing director at Mitas within the Trelleborg Group, and most recently as the country manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Benelux at Maxam, part of the Sailun Group.

The selection of Spijker by Linglong underscores the company's ambitious plans for growth in Europe. As a globally recognised leader in tyre manufacturing, Linglong is focusing on a significant expansion in the European market.

Discussing his new role, Spijker shared his excitement and positive outlook. “Linglong is one of the leading tyre manufacturers in the world and has major growth targets, especially in Europe. With the opening of the first tyre factory in Europe, which is one of the largest and most modern in the world, Linglong underlines the extraordinary importance of Europe for the group. I am happy being part of the Linglong team and pleased to be responsible for the Specialty Tyres segment across Europe at Linglong Germany GmbH with immediate effect.”

Spijker's appointment is poised to inject new energy and drive further growth in the European sector for Linglong, aligning with the company's international expansion objectives. His vast experience and leadership skills are expected to play a crucial role in steering through the competitive European tyre industry.

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