Paul Williams is Executive Vice President of Commercial Vehicle Tires for Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. He has served in this role since 2008. Williams began his career in the manufacturing industry as operations manager at Aerolux, moving on to the role of production and purchasing controller for Nissan Motors in the United Kingdom. In 2001, he joined Continental AG as purchasing manager for the power and transmission group of ContiTech, a world-leading manufacturer of rubber and plastics technologies. Williams took an international assignment to Continental Tire the Americas, LLC in 2003 to serve as director of purchasing, and later, vice president of purchasing and supply chain for the Americas at its headquarters in Lancaster County, South Carolina. In this role he successfully steered the restructuring of CTA’s purchasing organization following its integration with Siemens VDO. In his current role, Williams is responsible for original equipment and replacement sales of truck tires in the Americas, encompassing the major markets of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador. During Mr. Williams’ tenure as executive vice president, Continental’s truck tire business unit has enjoyed more than 27 percent market growth since 2009; introduced its retreaded tire solution, ContiLifeCycle, to markets throughout the Americas; and radialized its truck tire plant in Ecuador to become the only manufacturer of radial commercial truck tires in the Andean region. Williams, a native of the United Kingdom, holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor of science in engineering, and is a certified purchasing manager.