M. WennemerIndependent Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Strategic Committee


Appointed 2009

Manfred Wennemer (°1947) was Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG from 2001 until August 2008.

He started his career at Procter & Gamble Schwalbach, Germany. After a short period at Arthur D. Little Wiesbaden, Mr. Wennemer took up several management positions in companies and business units belonging to the Freudenberg Group in Germany, South Africa and North America. In 1994 he moved to the Continental Group where he started as Executive Board Chairman at Benecke-Kaliko AG, a company belonging to the Continental Corporation's ContiTech division. In 1998 Mr.

Wennemer was appointed chairman of the management board of ContiTech Holding GmbH and, at the same time, was assigned a seat on the Continental AG Executive Board, where he bore responsibility for the aforementioned division. In 2001 he was nominated by the Supervisory Board to chair the Executive Board. Since May 2005 he has additionally been responsible on the Executive Board for the corporation's Passenger and Light Truck Tire division and since December 2007 for the Interior division.
Manfred Wennemer holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Münster, Germany and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau, France.

better together

  • transmission-cable

    Situation

    Alcan and Bekaert joined forces to install 210 miles of transmission cable

    Solution

    Bekaert seamlessly adjusted the lengths of the reels to help Alcan’s trucks drive through mountainous terrain

    Result

    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • ski

    Situation

    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution

    In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result

    The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

  • Bezinal-2000

    Situation

    Although zinc provides a barrier to corrosion in most environments, specific conditions accelerate the corrosion process

    Solution

    Bekaert, drawing from its deep expertise in coating technology, has developed an advanced zinc/aluminum coating

    Result

    Bezinal® 2000 increases corrosion resistance with up to 500% compared to traditional galvanization

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