AKRON — Ellis Jones, vice president and chief sustainability officer at Goodyear, will be a keynote speaker at the 2022 International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) scheduled for Sept. 13-15 in Akron.
Jones, who has been with Goodyear for 32 years, heads up sustainability, environmental, health, safety and business continuity. Prior to being named to his current position in 2021, he was manufacturing director, race tire manufacturing at Goodyear's Akron race tire plant, leading the lean cultural transformation in race tire manufacturing.
Throughout his career, Ellis has led organizational transformations in a number of ears, including regional manufacturing and supply-chain finance, global marketing finance, plant accounting and commercial tire finance.
Ellis joined Goodyear in 1989 after graduating from Hampton University with a degree in accounting. In 2015, Ellis received his master's degree in business operational excellence at Ohio State University.
The topic of his speech was not disclosed.
Organized by Rubber News — a Tire Business sister publication — ITEC is the largest tire-manufacturing-focused trade show and conference in North America.
The biennial show, which takes place at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, combines a wide-ranging technical conference program with an exhibition featuring suppliers to the tire manufacturing sector.
The schedule for the three-day event combines dedicated exhibit time with seminars, special presentations, keynote addresses and panel discussions.
The 2022 version will be the 15th ITEC and the first held in person since 2018. The 2020 event was held virtually over a nine-day period with live conference sessions featuring keynote speakers, individual technical presentations and panel discussions.
Rubber News said it is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely and will follow Centers for Disease Control and local health department guidelines and continuously update the entry protocols.