MRF Tyres’ Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Mr. K. M. Mammen Mappillai has recently been elected as the new Chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA). Moreover, JK Tyre & Industries’ whole-time Director, Mr. Anshuman Singhania has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of ATMA.
The core group of the body has also been reconstituted with Rajat Nangia, MRF, Senior General Manager Replacement Sales becoming the new convener of ATMA, Public & Economic Affairs Group that looks at developing new markets and increasing export competitiveness of the Indian tyre industry. Likewise, CEAT Vice-President, Procurement, Roopesh. R will now be at the helm of ATMA’s Supply Chain & Resources group that works to ensure a fair and sustainable supply of raw materials to the industry.
V K Mishra, Technical Director of JK Tyre & Industries, has taken the charge of ATMA’s, Environment, Safety & Standards Group. The policy formulation work will be taken care by Rohit Arora, Apollo Tyres’ Group Head Accounts, who will now work as the convener of ATMA’s Government Affairs & Legislation Group.
ATMA has its headquarter in New Delhi and functions as a representative body for 11 big tyre manufacturers in India, who account for over 90% of the total tyre production in the country. ATMA’s main objectives include promoting and protecting the interests of the Indian tyre industry.