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David Boman appointed CEO of new tire service group

Colmec, Centrala Gummi, and several local workshops have announced they are joining forces to form a new tire service group – David Boman has now been appointed CEO of the new group. He brings extensive industry experience and most recently served as CEO of Yokohama Scandinavia, and prior to that as CEO of Pirelli Tyre Nordic and Däckia. David will assume his position on August 1st.

“We are very pleased to announce David Boman as the new Group CEO,” says Ian Poppelman, Chairman of the new group. “We believe he will be a strong team leader and drive our strategy to establish an independent Northern European tire service group with a strong customer focus and a clear sustainability profile. David is a senior leader with commercial focus, a deep understanding of the industry, and significant experience from international organizations.”

“It is with great joy that I take on this exciting challenge, and I look forward to getting to know our new team and our customers,” says David Boman. “With an ambitious sustainability strategy, a strong customer focus, and new partnerships, we will fundamentally change the tire industry. We see great opportunities to sharpen and modernize the offering in the market to create value for our current and future customers.”

Following the partnership between Colmec and Centrala Gummi, along with several additional completed and upcoming partnerships, the work continues towards establishing a leading independent tire service group in Northern Europe with a clear focus on circularity and customer service. Lapin Kumi and Colmec jointly announced earlier in June their intention to join forces, Lapin Kumi is expected to join the new group in Q3 after the transaction has been completed.

Patrick Sjölin, who is currently the CEO of Colmec, has personally conveyed his decision to the chairman of the board and the board of directors to step down from his operational role. In conjunction with David’s commencement in August, he will transition to an advisory role, where he will continue to support the new group’s journey forward.

“The entire board and I would like to thank Patrick Sjölin for 14 years of loyal and dedicated service at Colmec and wish him all the best in the future,” says Ian Poppelman. “We are grateful to continue benefiting from his advice and long experience.”

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