Goodyear Names Chris Helsel Senior V.P Global Operations and CTO
Goodyear announced that Christopher P. Helsel has been named Senior Vice President, global operations, and chief technology officer.
He succeeds Jonathan Bellissimo, who is retiring after a Goodyear career spanning four decades.
“ Chris Helsel’s broad range of experiences leading product innovation, technology, and product industrialization make him ideal to lead Goodyear’s Global Operations and Technology organization ,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, CEO, and president. “ In addition, his willingness to promote new thinking and challenge the status quo will serve our technology and manufacturing efforts well as we take Goodyear into the next stage of leadership in a hyper-competitive industry. ”
Christopher Helsel, 55, joined Goodyear in 1996 and has been in his most recent role since 2017. He was previously director of technology programs at Goodyear’s Innovation Center in Luxembourg before serving as director, North America commercial and global off-highway technology at Goodyear.
As chief technology officer, Helsel led Goodyear’s technology and innovation development, especially in the growing area of new mobility.