Oliver Winschiers Named Managing Director, Continental Tire Canada

    FORT MILL, S.C., June 17 /CNW/ -- Continental Tire North America (CTNA)
today announced the appointment of Oliver Winschiers to the position of
Managing Director of Continental Tire Canada. Winschiers will be based in
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and will be responsible for the profitable growth
and overall operation of the Canadian division of Continental Tire North

    Winschiers was previously Director, Corporate Purchasing for
Continental's Automotive and Rubber Groups in The Americas, based in Auburn
Hills, Mich.  He was also responsible for the direct material purchasing for
Continental Tire North America, including the overall operation of the Aldora
Mills cord fabric plant in Barnesville, Ga. He came to Continental via Siemens
VDO.  In October 1997, Winschiers joined Siemens AG in Stuttgart, Germany as a
regional sales manager for document management systems before moving to the
purchasing function within Siemens VDO automotive business.

    While growing up, Winschiers lived in Holland, Germany, Tunisia and Iraq
before returning to Germany to complete his education.  He is fluent in
German, French, English and Spanish, and he studied business administration in

    "Oliver brings a truly global perspective to our Canadian operations and
our Americas management team," said Matthias Schoenberg, CEO of CTNA.  "His
background in sales and purchasing provides solid business management
experience for Continental in Canada."

    Winschiers' appointment is effective July 15 and he will report directly
to Matthias Schoenberg.

    Jay Dhillon, who was acting Managing Director in Canada, will ensure a
good transition before returning to US to continue managing the Automotive
Aftermarket and General Merchandise business of Continental Tire.

    With sales exceeding euro 24 billion in 2008, the Continental Corporation
is one of the top automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of tires,
brake systems, systems and components for the powertrain and chassis,
instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, and technical
elastomers, the corporation contributes towards enhanced driving safety and
protection of the global climate. Continental is also a competent partner in
networked automobile communication. The corporation currently employs
approximately 133,000 at nearly 190 locations in 35 countries.


For further information:

For further information: Kathryn Blackwell, Communications & Marketing,
Continental, +1-248-393-6593, Kathryn.blackwell@Continental-corporation.com

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