Ponton Appointed Head Goodyear Retail Operations
Goodyear’s North American Consumer Tire Business has named Brett Ponton to the position of vice president, Goodyear North American Consumer Retail. In this position, he will be responsible for all company-owned Goodyear retail stores in North America. Overall, Goodyear’s retail operations group is responsible for 763 company-owned tyre stores, 139 of them operated under the Just Tires retail format.
Most recently, Ponton had served as vice president, channel marketing, with responsibilities for platform management and channel brand management. Kelly, associate and custom brand operations reported to Ponton, and he also led efforts to drive simplification and improve productivity across all brands.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Ponton joined Goodyear in 1992, and served in finance positions in Goodyear’s Lincoln, Nebraska, location before moving to corporate headquarters in Akron.
Ponton’s successor will be named at a later date.