Gilles Mabire Appointed As The New CTO Of Continental’s Automotive Technologies Sector

Published On 25-Jun-2021By TyreDekho Team

Currently leading the Commercial Vehicles and Services at Continental, he will assume the CTO office from January 1, 2022.

The world’s leading tyre maker, Continental Tyres has announced Gilles Mabire as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the automotive technologies group sector who will assume the new position by January 1 of the next year. He succeeds Dirk Abendroth who is parting ways with Continental by the end of this month at his own request, the release of the company stated.  

Gilles Mabire presently leads the Commercial Vehicles and Services division at Continental. By the time Gilles completely handovers his responsibility at the current division, Michael Hülsewies, head of Architecture and Software, will be the stand-in CTO of the tyre manufacturer.

At this juncture, Mabire is heading key transformation projects in the Commercial Vehicles and Services business unit which he initiated including the Smart Mobility.

Nikolai Setzer, chairman of the automotive technologies board, said that they are looking forward to working with Gilles Mabire on the Automotive Board and to the joint and consistent implementation of their overall automotive strategy, with six clearly defined strategic action fields.

"With the ongoing technological transformation, the CTO organization under Gilles Mabire will play a central role in integrating and further developing these strategic action fields and generating value-creating, scalable solutions for their customers. Ultimately, the automotive industry requires excellence in technology development to ensure even safer, cleaner, connected and comfortable mobility from Continental."

The newly appointed CTO, Mabire has vast experience of 25 years in the automotive industry where he worked in various capacities. He is a graduate of electronics and mechatronics.

Besides working as a key account and project manager, he is credited with leading the infotainment and connectivity business for Continental in 2013. Based on his excellent performance, he was given the charge to lead the entire Continental automotive business in France in 2017.

As the new CTO, Mabire is expected to contribute to the further development of processes, methods and tools in R&D with a focus on embedded software. Moreover, he will also shoulder responsibility for the development of high-performance computers as an integral component of future vehicle frameworks.

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