Falken is prepared for the future with a new management structure
Falken Tyre Europe GmbH has introduced a new management tier, with which the company is taking the growth of recent years into account and ensuring that Falken can continue to respond quickly and efficiently to both the changes in the market and the requirements within the organisation at the same time.
As part of this restructuring, the following management positions have been filled: in addition to Chief Financial Officer Keiichi Miyamoto, Chief Corporate Officer Andreas Giese and Chief Information Officer Mario Pannwitz have also joined the executive team. Andreas Giese is responsible for the areas of Corporate Planning, Product Planning and Sales Administration. He has been working at Falken since 2013. Mario Pannwitz, who has been at Falken since 2019, has taken responsibility for the IT divisions, which includes both general IT as well as SAP, E-Business and Business Intelligence. Restructuring is one of several steps towards establishing a strategic management level that will enable Falken to continue its growth.
Over the medium term, additional key positions will be added to the management tier. The new members of the management team will be working together to improve the agility of the company and to optimise the internal organisational structure. They will report directly to Markus Bögner, Chief Operating Officer and President of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH.
“With the implementation of these changes and the new structure of our management, the operational side of Falken Tyre Europe will benefit in the long term,” said Markus Bögner, COO and President of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, commenting on the new structure. “These changes are a result of the continuous expansion of our company and will ensure that the company and its employees are best prepared for the future of the tyre market.”
In the last ten years, the workforce of Falken has quadrupled, with 220 people from 24 nations now working at the company. Falken is proud of the loyalty of its employees. The founding team is still almost completely on board with eight employees, and almost 20 percent of the workforce has been in the company for more than 10 years, with eleven employees having celebrated their tenth year of service at Falken this year. And that includes the Falken company dog, ‘Ranger’, who has also been part of the team for a decade.
During the course of the realignment, the company has expanded its websites regarding the topic of “Sustainability”, and is now notifying the public about its commitment to more sustainability, and how innovation and expertise can encourage a climate-neutral future. However, we haven’t lost sight of the well-being of our employees or our society either: In this respect, for example, Falken is taking on social responsibility for the third time in a row, and by participating in the German scholarship system, it is offering better opportunities to hard-working young people at Offenbach University of Art and Design. We have also embarked on further measures to increase employee satisfaction: Recently, a new, independent Safecall reporting system was introduced. This enables the Falken employees to report any job-related problem or concern that they have to a neutral body on an anonymous and confidential basis.