AKRON (Nov. 15, 2005) — Goodyear has named Brett Ponton vice president of Goodyear North American Consumer Retail, where he will be responsible for all company-owned stores in North America.
Mr. Ponton, who joined Goodyear in 1992, most recently served as the tire maker's vice president of channel marketing. Kelly, associate and custom brand operations reported to him, and he led efforts to drive simplification and improve productivity across all brands, the company said in a statement.
The tire maker's retail operations group oversees 763 company-owned tire stores, 139 of which are under the Just Tires retail format.
Goodyear said it will yet name a successor to Mr. Ponton's former position. His new post is a newly created position, a Goodyear spokesman said.