The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Akron, OH) has announced two senior leadership appointments, effective Jan. 1. Jon Bellissimo is now senior vice president of global operations and technology, responsible for leading the company’s global engineering; quality; procurement; manufacturing and environmental, health, safety and sustainability; sales and operations planning; and project management functions.
Bellissimo succeeds Joe Zekoski, who is retiring after nearly 40 years at Goodyear.
Laura Duda is now senior vice president of global communications and chief communications officer, leading all aspects of the company’s global communications, including media relations, associate communications, corporate reputation, philanthropy, community relations and Goodyear’s airship fleet.
Duda succeeds Paul Fitzhenry, who will remain with Goodyear through the first quarter of 2019 to aid in the transition.