Chris Helsel is the Senior Vice President Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Helsel joined Goodyear in 1996 and has worked in computer modeling, tire design and tire technology. He has deep experience in Goodyear’s commercial tire business, including leading the retread business in North America. His Goodyear tenure includes a stint in Luxembourg where he led project management and technology development. Helsel was named Chief Technology Officer in 2017 and added responsibility for Global Operations in 2021.
Mindful of the inflection point in mobility, Helsel and his team operate with duality, working to enhance Goodyear’s core tire product while innovating “beyond” tires to enable the evolution and future of movement.
Applying this segregated but synced approach, Helsel is responsible for a global network of tire technology, innovation, research and product development operations, focused on creating industry-leading solutions for consumer, commercial and off-the-road vehicles, in addition to aviation and racing.