Continental has named Sean Lannoo as the sales technical training supervisor for the company’s VDO, REDI-Sensor, ATE, Autodiagnos and ClearContact aftermarket product lines.
“We are delighted to recognize Sean Lannoo with this well-deserved promotion,” said Liam Dent, head of special vehicles and technical training. “He has been the primary catalyst for the success of our fast-growing and very popular training program, which he initiated in 2013.”
Lannoo leads a team of 11 training specialists who provide technical support and education on Continental aftermarket product lines to customer sales personnel and professional technicians throughout the United States and Canada. These activities include presenting and demonstrating the capabilities and advantages of Continental’s aftermarket technology and OE-quality replacement parts programs.
“In addition to his overall automotive knowledge, experience, and ASE certifications, Sean is an expert in tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS),” Dent added. “His contribution to the development of our aftermarket TPMS program has been invaluable and helped position our innovative, VDO REDI-Sensor multi-application TPMS sensor as one of the leading replacement TPMS sensors on the market.”
Lannoo joined Continental in 2013 as the sales technical training specialist for the company’s VDO-branded aftermarket product lines. Since then, Lannoo has expanded the scope and reach of the program to encompass all of Continental’s aftermarket products.
Lannoo previously had been with Continental from 1997 to 2010, where he played a key technical support role, serving as both an engineering analyst and product manager. In addition to his TPMS work, Lannoo also handled the company’s aftermarket instrumentation, ATE Brakes, in-vehicle GPS navigation systems and audio systems.
Prior to rejoining Continental, Lannoo worked in the power-generation industry, serving as the inside sales technical expert for Davidson Sales Co. in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sean Lannoo is a TIA-certified automotive tire service Instructor and has earned three ASE certifications. He also holds an associate of science degree in electronics from Hamilton Technical College.
Lannoo travels extensively to provide hands-on technical training at conferences and seminars across the country. He has been a speaker at several key industry events, including the NACAT (North American Council of Automotive Teachers) training conference, the Florida Automotive Dealers Association’s annual training conference, the annual ASE Instructor Training Conference and the Technical College System of Georgia Instructors Camp.