Dymag bolsters leadership team with three key appointments

Dymag, a leader in lightweight wheels for the automotive industry, announces three new additions to its leadership team; Chief Commercial Officer, Dirk Hendrickx, President of Dymag North America, Bill Koenig, and Technical Programme Manager, Ashley Symes.

Dymag bolsters leadership team with three key appointments

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Dymag CEO Tom de Lange said: “Dymag continues to go from strength to strength with sales growing month on month. The board and I are delighted to welcome these three new staters who’ll be able to bring their experience in the industry to bear. Bill and Dirk will support sales both sides of the Atlantic, working across both our high performance automotive and moto product lines. Ashley will be able to support customer development programmes for the growing number of OEMs we are working with”.

Hendrickx joined Dymag as Chief Commercial Officer where he will be responsible for the overall go-to-market strategy and will lead on customer engagements outside of North America. Hendrickx brings with him 25 years of Sales and Marketing experience and will be based at Dymag’s HQ and manufacturing site in Chippenham in the UK.

Koenig has amassed over 30 years of sales management experience in the automotive aftermarket sector, demonstrating an unrivalled understanding of market dynamics and customer needs. His deep understanding of composite wheels for the automotive and motorcycle industry further strengthens Dymag’s position as an industry leader in cutting-edge wheel technology.

Koenig will be based in Dymag’s soon to be opened Los Angeles, California office where he will drive sales to OEM and aftermarket customers. 

The third new starter, Symes, fills a new role of Technical Programme Manager. In this role he will give technical and project management support for customer specific developments and will liaise with the team in Chippenham to guarantee a timely delivery. Ashley joins Dymag from Eibach springs where he managed their Engineering and Programme Management functions.

Leading advanced wheel design since 1974, Dymag has unrivalled heritage both two and four wheeled motorsport which underpins its products in the high performance automotive and motorcycle sectors. Dymag was the first in the world to commercialise carbon hybrid automotive wheels in 2004. Designed for high-performance vehicles, from sports cars to SUVs and pickups, the patented carbon hybrid wheel, which combine a carbon outer rim with a forged aluminium or magnesium centrepiece, delivers multiple gains for OEMs, the aftermarket, and customers alike.

As well as being up to 50% lighter than a traditional forged aluminium wheel, Dymag’s carbon hybrid wheel brings major gains in reduced unsprung mass and reduced moment of inertia, with less energy required to accelerate and brake. Another dynamic benefit is a reduced gyroscopic force thanks to the lightness of the wheel itself, which means less steering effort is required, and enhancing steering feedback.

Strength and durability are also greatly improved over equivalent alloy wheels or full carbon wheels, a carbon hybrid wheel offering the ability to bend and spring back in the event of an unusually high load or sharp impact – rather than shattering – enhancing safety.

Dymag moto wheel

Dymag’s gains can make a significant difference to the dynamics of a high-performance vehicle, with the benefits even more significant on EV, an ever-growing sector of the market, where the step-change in four-corner weight-saving can enhance EV range.  Carbon fibre’s unique properties an also reduce Noise Vehicle Harshness (NVH) too – a huge boon for engineers developing an EV where the ICE is no longer masking unwanted noises.  

Carbon hybrid wheels also bring aesthetic advantages for OEMs; a forged aluminium or magnesium centrepiece offering greater design flexibility than a solid carbon fibre wheel, while Dymag’s unique designs are also proven and tested to OEM standards off-the-shelf.

Dymag’s motorcycle wheels are designed using its 40 years of lightweight wheel technology experience, its ultra-light and ultra-strong wheels transform a bike’s handling, performance and aesthetics. Focussed on delivering maximum acceleration, braking and handling, with safety and durability at the core.

All Dymag’s lightweight high-performance wheels are manufactured at its state-of-the-art Wiltshire production facility to ensure quality and consistency of the products. 

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