Continental Tires announced that Edwin Goudswaard Appointed New Head of Research and Development. Edwin Goudswaard took charge on September 1, 2023. Predecessor Boris Mergell now head of the User Experience business area at Continental Automotive.
Edwin Goudswaard takes over responsibility for Continental Tires' research and development activities. Edwin Goudswaard (44) took charge of Continental Tires' research and development activities on September 1, 2023. He succeeds Dr. Boris Mergell (48) who took over as head of the User Experience business area at Continental Automotive, also on September 1, 2023.
Goudswaard began his career at Continental in 2006, shortly after completing his mechanical engineering studies. Following an international RD trainee program, he worked in virtual development and product development for original equipment tires. Between 2013 and 2021, Dutch-born Goudswaard assumed various management roles in RD and in the production facilities for two-wheeler and passenger car tires in Europe and Asia.
In 2021, he was appointed head of the Two-Wheel tire business area. He was most recently responsible for Continental's global research and development activities in the passenger car tire replacement business.