HiQ appoints new Director

Tyre retail franchise HiQ has announced the appointment of its new Director. Goodyear Dunlop, the parent company of HiQ, has appointed Juergen Titz(pictured) as Director of HiQ. Juergen oversaw the successful Goodyear Dunlop '4Fleet Group GmbH' fleet business division in Germany and he has also been responsible for leading Goodyear Dunlop Europe's consumer fleet activities as well as its European Retail approaches.

Mark Birckhill, Group Managing Director, says: 'Juergen's experience of fleet management and retail development across Europe will play a key role in Goodyear Dunlop's drive to grow our own HiQ National Franchise Programme in the UK. The continued growth of HiQ is a core element of our vision to build strong retail and servicing partnerships across the country.'

2008 was a successful year for HiQ, with the franchise signing its 100th franchise store partnership following an oversubscribed response to Goodyear Dunlop's launch of the accelerated franchise programme in March last year.

Juergen has 11 years of experience within the Goodyear Dunlop group and has been a key advisor in the growth of the HiQ franchise programme as part of his pan-European role.

Juergen comments: 'There is huge potential for growing the HiQ network by offering consistently high service standards, delivered by a network of committed and motivated franchisees who are backed by the support of the wider Goodyear Dunlop group and our range of premium brands as well as our strong national retail brand HiQ. I have worked closely with the HiQ team during the launch of the recent franchise programme and I am excited to be joining this team on a full-time basis.'