Key Note Speaker - Dr. Juan Botero

Vice President Sales, Original Equipment, Passenger & Light Truck Tires, The Americas Tire Division

Dr. Juan Botero is Vice President of Sales for the Passenger & Light Truck Tires original equipment business in the Americas. He has held this position since July 2016. In this role, he is responsible for the regional marketing and sales strategies of the original equipment business. He oversees an international team for sales, controlling, product development, supply chain management and quality.

Dr. Botero joined Continental in 2007 as a Tread Pattern Mechanics engineer at the global tire R&D center in Hanover, Germany. Over the last ten years with Continental, he has held management roles of increasing responsibility based in Japan, Germany, Singapore and USA. His areas of expertise include tire mechanics, product development, strategic procurement and key account management.

Dr. Botero earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and also holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Systems Engineering from Technical University Milan, Italy. He has been a Roberto Rocca Doctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.