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Christopher Helsel named VP and Chief Technology Officer at Goodyear Tires

| August 18, 2017

Goodyear Tries Christopher Helsel

Leader in the field of tires and rubber, Goodyear announced Christopher Helsel as the vice president and chief technology officer, effective September 1, 2017

Helsel currently serves as director, North America commercial and global off-highway technology and brings a wealth of experience in key research and development, technology and business roles in Goodyear.

“As traditional tire innovation and design become increasingly complex, our products and services also are becoming an integral part of the connected car operating in a new emerging mobility ecosystem,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “In that environment, Chris’s deep tire industry experience, his track record of driving change and delivering results in challenging assignments along with his curiosity and passion to win are a perfect combination to drive Goodyear’s innovation in our changing industry.”

Helsel, 52, has worked for Goodyear since 1996 and spent the early years of his career working in a series of roles of increasing responsibility in computer modeling, tire design and technology for consumer, commercial and racing tires. In 2010, he was named a global director, overseeing development of technology for consumer and commercial truck tires before relocating to Goodyear’s Innovation Center in Luxembourg as director of technology programs. He went on to lead the company’s commercial truck tire retread business in North America prior to assuming his current role earlier this year.

Helsel earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University and his master’s in the same discipline from The University of Akron.

 

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