August 18, 2017, Akron, Oh., USA - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that Christopher Helsel has been named vice president and chief technology officer, effective September 1, 2017.
Goodyear appoints Christopher Helsel as chief technology officerStaff Writer | Akron, Oh., USA | Friday August 18, 2017 7:21AM ET
READ MOREMr. 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.
Mr. Helsel joined Goodyear in 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, Mr. Helsel 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.
Mr. 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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