Sarzano joined Continental Tires Brazil in 1998, most recently serving as head of the Tires business in the Mercosur market region, made up of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. He succeeds Paul Williams, who moves to a position in the company headquarters in Germany.
“I am pleased to take the leadership of the Truck Tire business for the Americas,” said Sarzano. “We have many opportunities to focus on synergy and efficient growth. We continue to focus our attention on our customers, putting them at the center of everything we do.”As part of this customer-centric approach, Continental introduced a new structure for its North American truck tire sales team to effectively focus on diverse customers and channels. The Key Account Management team, headed by Shaun Uys, bundles all activities related to strategic fleet and original equipment business. Uys joined Continental Tyre South Africa in 2000, most recently serving as their managing director.
“I am glad to be back in the U.S. and look forward to developing relationships with our key fleet and OE partners here,” said Uys. “Continental is committed to providing the technology of the future and an agile approach to meet the needs of our OE partners and delivering the lowest overall driving cost for our fleets. We want to exceed expectations as a solutions provider.”