Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Limited, headquartered at Tyre Fort in Birmingham, has announced that Juergen Titz, currently Director of the company's HiQ retail network, has been appointed as Director, Consumer and Motorcycle. This appointment takes effect from 1st October 2010.

Juergen will continue to report to George Rietbergen, Managing Director UK and Ireland, and replaces Mark Davison, who will be moving to a new opportunity outside of the tyre industry.

Juergen has been part of the European organisation since 1998 and joined the UK and Ireland business in January 2009 to lead the successful growth of HiQ's franchise programme.

Before moving to the UK, Juergen led the successful Goodyear Dunlop 4Fleet Group GmbH fleet business division in Germany and had also been responsible for developing Goodyear Dunlop Europe's consumer fleet and retail strategies. In his new role, Juergen will lead the company's car, light van and motorcycle business.

George Rietbergen said: "We are delighted that Juergen has accepted the exciting challenge of driving forward our industry leading brand portfolio. The combination of Goodyear, Dunlop, Fulda, Sava and Debica brands, successfully marketed through a wide network of fleet, wholesale, franchise and retail customers is key to our continued growth. Juergen's experience of all of these channels will help us continue to build our capability in serving the customer and leading in the marketplace.

"We wish Mark well in his future career. He brought his considerable expertise to our business, leading a complete restructure of the sales business, establishing a strong platform for the future."

Further organisational announcements following this change will be made at a later date.