New leaders in PTIA

The priority of the Association are educational campaigns and trainings
Jacek Pryczek (Goodyear) became the President of the Management Board of the Polish Tyre Industry Association (PTIA) for the year 2023, while Anna Burakowska (Continental) and Rafał Spirydon (Hankook) became the vice presidents.

Members of the Association are representatives of the largest tyre manufacturers in Poland and in the world. Represent an industry employing directly in our country over 11,000 employees in 6 factories and trading companies. More than 13,500 tyres with the inscription "made in Poland" for passenger cars, trucks, autobuses or agricultural and industrial machinery leave these factories.

"Polish Tyre Industry Association is our joint contribution to raising drivers' awareness of the impact of tyres on road safety. Each of the companies looks at its products in a broader context than just selling tyres to the market. Since we all produce the best tyres, it is worth that thanks to their conscious operation and service, they bring a valuable effect in improving safety. This is what the #OponyMająMoc campaign is for, in which we show also through tests on the track – how important the simple 3xP rule is for everyone, i.e. proper tyres, professional service, precise operations. We also offer training activities to professionalize tyre services. Last year we opened the PZPO Academy, which organizes basic and advanced tyre training on modern machines and in a modern building, conducted by the best trainers in the industry. This year, we are preparing new trainings on the operation of motorcycle, truck, agricultural tyres and the operation of high-voltage installations in electric and hybrid vehicles. So we can say that we operate in many ways – both for drivers and for services, to strengthen awareness on the one hand and skills on the other. We haven't said the last word yet. I am glad that I will be able to participate in these activities actively as the president of the Association says Jacek Pryczek, the new president of the board of the Polish Tyre Industry Association (PTIA).


Jacek Pryczek started his professional career in the tyre industry in 1994 in Firma Oponiarska Dębica S.A., a year before the acquisition of shares in the Company by Goodyear. Until 2006, he held various positions in the following departments: Purchasing, Legal, Sales and Marketing, as well as as a Member of the Management Board. He also served as Commercial Director of Goodyear Dunlop Tyres Polska Sp. z o.o. In 2006, he was appointed General Manager of Goodyear Middle East and Africa. From January 2008 to June 2014, he was the President of the Management Board of Firma Oponiarska Dębica SA, at the same time as the General Director of Goodyear Dunlop Tyres Polska Sp. z o.o. responsible for the Polish and Ukrainian markets. From 2013 to 2017, he was Goodyear's Managing Director for Europe Centre and from 2018 to 2019 as General Manager for Goodyear Europe East. In 2018-2021 he held the position of Managing Director of the Retail Europa Distribution Channel, and since 2021 he has been the Director of Retail Channel Development at Goodyear Europa. Since 2013, he has been the President of the Management Board of Goodyear Polska Sp. z o.o., and since 2014 he has also been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Firma Oponiarska Dębica S.A.

Source: Polish Tyre Industry Association