Apollo Tyres has appointed Olivier Pataud as its new Country Sales Manager in France. He succeeds Francois Hien, who becomes the company’s new head of Customer Experience Projects operating across all of the company’s product groups in France.
Pataud joined Apollo Tyres last year as a Key Account Manager for the Passenger Car Tyre division, and his understanding of the French market has allowed him raise the profile of Apollo- and Vredestein-branded products across the passenger car, off-highway and truck and bus radial tyre divisions.
With almost 30 years of experience in the tyre industry, Pataud has latterly held managerial positions with a focus on commercial development and distribution. Prior to joining Apollo Tyres, he was the Commercial Director of Groupe MPSA for 21 years, a family-owned business that specialises in the tyre and automotive maintenance industry.