AKRON — Goodyear is promoting Jon Bellissimo to senior vice president, global operations and technology, and Laura Duda to senior vice president, global communications, and chief communications officer.
Both appointments are effective Jan. 1.
Mr. Bellissimo, currently vice president, Americas product development and head of Goodyear Chemical, will provide executive leadership for Goodyear's global engineering, quality, procurement, manufacturing and environmental, health, safety and sustainability, sales and operations planning and project management duties.
He succeeds Joe Zekoski, who will retire after nearly 40 years at Goodyear.
Mr. Bellisimo brings 40-plus years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of Goodyear products, having served in a variety of roles at the regional and global levels. He also was director of Goodyear's Innovation Center in Akron and has played a role in manufacturing plant startups around the world.
Under his leadership, the tire maker said, "Goodyear North America developed, industrialized and manufactured some of the most successful tires in its history, including the Assurance WeatherReady."