Johannesburg - Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has appointed Shaun Uys as its new managing director.
Uys, who joined CTSA in 2000 as production manager, is currently head of marketing and sales replacement tyres for South Africa and sub Sahara.
His new appointment is effective from August 1.
He will replace managing director Dieter Horni, who will be returning to Hanover in Germany to head up Continental Tyres’ business development portfolio for the Middle East and Africa region.
While serving as sales and marketing manager, Uys set into motion the company’s expansion into sub-Saharan Africa and Africa as part of the its long-term growth strategy.
Uys was positive CTSA could continue to expand its footprint in the African market.
Horni spent six years in South Africa and believed it could be one of the wealthiest countries “given the right political landscape”.