AKRON (Dec. 10, 2002) — Goodyear has hired Peter W. Christoffersen, formerly with the truck maker Paccar Inc., as general manager, commercial tire systems, a new position.
Prior to joining Goodyear, Christoffersen worked for 23 years with Paccar Inc., serving in a variety of positions in parts management, inventory control and market development. Most recently he was market development manager with Paccar Parts.
He brings to Goodyear experience in parts management, inventory control and market development.
Mr. Christoffersen will report directly to Ted J. Fick, Goodyear commercial tire systems vice president, who also came to Goodyear from the trucking industry. Mr. Fick, 43, joined Goodyear in December 2001 from Hino Diesel Truck Inc.
This is the second new hiring in the commercial tire systems business in recent months; in October Goodyear hired Walt Weller, a former president and managing director of Bridgestone/Firestone de Mexico, to be marketing director, with responsibility for commercial marketing programs in both the original equipment and replacement tire business.