among them, Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, Akron, Ohio, Vice President & CFO Wingfoot Commercial Tires Systems, and more recently, Vice President, Operations for Wingfoot Commercial Tires Systems. There, he was responsible for all aspects of operations for this $800M wholly-owned subsidiary of Goodyear, North America’s largest commercial tyre dealer and tyre manufacturer with 180 locations in 37 states. Responsibilities included retail store policy and procedure, retread manufacturing, environmental, health & safety, fleet, information technology, real estate and equipment.
His wide range of responsibilities included leading the operations team from a reactive management approach to a process-driven one, significant improvements in safety plus a 10% reduction in employee turnover. In addition, he designed and implemented an organisational and strategic restructuring in 2012, realigning the business with Goodyear’s strategy and reducing overhead costs by $9M annually.
His assignment with Trentyre became official in February.