A broadened remit for Christopher P. Helsel: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced he will succeed Jonathan Bellissimo as senior vice president, global operations following the latter’s retirement after a Goodyear career spanning four decades. Helsel will also continue as chief technology officer, a role he’s held for the past three years.
Preliminary results for the first quarter of The Goodyear Tire Rubber Company’s 2020 financial year were published today, with the company confirming its fiscal performance during the three months to 31 March was “greatly affected by the economic disruption associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.” Tyre unit volumes declined 18 per cent year-on-year to approximately 31 million units and sales dropped 16.7 per cent to around US$3.0 billion.
Goodyear has unveiled AndGo, a vehicle servicing platform that combines predictive software and its US service network for consumer fleets, at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Currently available in selected US markets, the company states that it will expand its coverage by the middle of 2020.
The U.S. Senator representing the home state of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has written to the tyre maker, imploring it to improve the renumeration and treatment it gives workers at its plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Sherrod Brown, Senator for Ohio, urged Richard Kramer, Goodyear’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, to “take immediate steps” to improve both. He also criticised Goodyear’s decision to recently prevent Members of the United States Congress from touring the facility.
There’s little good news to be found in the latest financial results from Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Sales and unit volumes were lower in the first half of this year, respectively dropping 5.7 per cent to US$7.2 billion and 3.3 per cent to 75.4 million units. The tyre maker also reported a net loss of US$7 million for the six months to 30 June 2019, a contrast to the net income of $232 million announced a year earlier; this result includes several significant items, most notably $107 million in rationalisation charges that are primarily related to modernisation plans and layoffs at two tyre plants in Germany.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber has reported Q3 2018 sales of US$3.9 billion, slightly up on a year earlier; improved volume, price/mix and higher sales in other tyre-related businesses were “substantially offset” by unfavourable foreign currency translation.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber has selected Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft, to christen Wingfoot Three. The ceremony for this latest addition to the Goodyear blimp fleet will be held on 30 August at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber reports that its sales in the first quarter of 2018 were, at US$3.8 billion, four per cent higher than those a year earlier, even though tyre unit volumes were down 2.5 per cent year-on-year to 39 million. Segment operating income was down in the first quarter, however, declining 28 per cent from $390 million a year ago to $281 million. Goodyear says this decrease was driven by the impact of higher raw material costs.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has reported sales of $3.9 billion in the third quarter of 2017. This figure is up from $3.8 billion year-on-year, largely attributable to improved price/mix, which saw revenue per tyre rise five per cent over the 2016 quarter, excluding the impact of foreign currency translation. Tyre unit sales were down five per cent in total, with original equipment down nine per cent and replacement down four per cent.
Effective 1 September, Christopher Helsel will take over as chief technology officer at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and additionally take on the role of vice-president. Helsel, who currently serves as director, North America commercial and global off-highway technology, succeeds Joe Zekoski as chief technology officer.
A combination of raw material cost volatility, a challenging competitive environment and weakening demand in certain segments and markets have resulted in another quarter of lower net sales and income for Goodyear Tire & Rubber. In the three months to 30 June 2017, net sales declined 5.0 per cent to US$3.69 billion while operating income was down 32.0 per cent to $361 million. Net income dropped 26.7 per cent to $147 million ($0.58 per share), with adjusted net income amounting to $177 million ($0.70 per share), down 43.6 per cent from a year earlier.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, currently the defending champions in the USA’s National Basketball Association, hail from the state in which The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is based. And upon entering into a multiyear sponsorship agreement with the Cavaliers, the Ohio-based tyre maker spoke of “home-state pride.” The deal, announced yesterday at the Cavaliers’ home arena, will see the Goodyear Wingfoot logo appear on player uniforms from the 2017-18 season.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has reported its results for the first quarter of 2017, and these show unit volumes and income to be slightly down compared with the same quarter a year ago. Richard Kramer describes the latest results as “a great outcome given an environment of rising raw material costs and weaker demand.” The chairman, chief executive officer and president adds that Goodyear’s Q1 performance “is a result of the disciplined execution of our strategy.”