Goodyear appoints Kate Norton sales general manager commercial UK & Ireland
Goodyear has appointed Kate Norton sales general manager commercial UK & Ireland. She assumes the role after a decade-long career with Goodyear. Most recently she was head of sales capability Europe. Goodyear states that Norton has extensive knowledge of the industry. She has previously managed some of the company’s largest consumer accounts in the UK, bringing strong sales coaching skills to support the ongoing development of the commercial team.
In her new role, Norton will be responsible for leading Goodyear’s commercial activity in the UK and Ireland. She will drive both growth across truck tyre sales and uptake of Goodyear’s comprehensive fleet offering, Goodyear Total Mobility.
Kate Norton comments: “After a decade with Goodyear, I’m delighted to be taking on this new role. Not only for the chance it gives me to hone and develop our commercial offering, but also for the opportunity to join such a dedicated team. Our customers in the commercial industry have faced untold challenges these past few months, and we’re proud to have been by their sides. Our Goodyear Total Mobility offering has been pivotal to this, and it’s been a joy to see it already go from strength to strength. Now, as a part of this team, I’m looking forward to taking our important work to all new heights.”
Marc Preedy, managing director truck replacement Europe, comments: “We couldn’t be happier to have Kate stepping into this role. These are challenging times for the wider commercial industry, but the skills and experience with which Kate will lead the team are sure to be invaluable. We wish her luck and are excited to get to work.”