Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has appointed Marcus Hancock as technical director.
Mr Hancock has 21 years of experience in the tyre industry and joins the specialist aircraft tyre company from Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe, where he was general manager for the company’s European Technical Centre with responsibility for overseeing all product development for the region.
Over recent months, Dunlop has expanded its product range with new radial and bias tyres for a number of commercial aeroplanes, including the ATR42 and ATR72 regional turboprops as well as the CRJ1000 Next Gen regional jet.
Meanwhile, Goodyear Dunlop has appointed a new director of brand public relations.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman Ian Edmondson said: “Marcus comes to us with vast technical and production experience that will help as we look to enhance our existing product range and develop tyres for aircraft we don’t currently support.”
Its former technical director Martin Pye has moved into a new role as head of original equipment sales, helping Dunlop to further strengthen its relationship and secure new business with customers, including airframers and landing gear manufacturers.
Communications manager for Goodyear Dunlop James Bailey has been promoted to head up the firm’s brand public relations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, assigned to the company’s Brussels headquarters.