Apollo Tyres today said it has appointed Daniele Lorenzetti as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Lorenzetti, who would be assisted by the research, technology and design teams across geographies, is responsible for spearheading the company’s global initiatives towards research and development for both passenger vehicles and commercial vehicle tyres.
“Technology being a key pillar for our growth aspirations globally, Lorenzetti, with his rich experience will take our research and development to the next level,” Apollo Tyres Vice Chairman and Managing Director Neeraj Kanwar said in a statement.
With several tyre and mobility related patents against his name, Lorenzetti would help us achieve product leadership in various segments, he added.
Apollo Tyres has also inducted him in its management board.
Lorenzetti’s last assignment was with Pirelli Tyres, where he spent close to 20 years in various capacities.
He will be based out of the company’s European headquarters in Amsterdam.