Goodyear Names Helsel Chief Technology Officer
Christopher Helsel has been named senior vice president of global operations and chief technology officer at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He succeeds Jonathan Bellissimo, who is retiring after a Goodyear career spanning four decades.
Helsel is currently senior vice president and chief technology officer, a role he has held since 2018. He joined Goodyear in 1996 and has held several roles, including director of technology platforms at Goodyear's Innovation Center in Luxembourg, as well as director of North America commercial and global off-highway technology. As chief technology officer, Helsel led Goodyear’s technology and innovation development, especially in the growing area of new mobility.
“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 Rich 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.”
Kramer also acknowledged Bellissimo's decades of service to the company.
“At the same time, we deeply appreciate Jon’s vast contributions and leadership at Goodyear during his 43-year career. We all owe Jon a debt of gratitude for his relentless pursuit of quality, safety and results throughout his service to our company.”