Goodyear Senior Vice President and CTO Chris Helsel Featured on Impact Podcast

LOS ANGELES--()--Chris Helsel, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Goodyear, is a featured guest this week on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. The show is hosted by Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.

At Goodyear, 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. 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.

Upon taking this role in 2017, one of Helsel’s initial decisions was to establish an office in Silicon Valley to take advantage of an epicenter of mobility with intent to co-disrupt with like-minded partners. That office has grown exponentially since and additional “innovation labs” have been established in other global locations.

Helsel shared some of the latest innovations his team is working on and how Goodyear is creating tires for the future, including exploring rubber alternatives.

“It was an honor to have Chris on our show,” said Shegerian. “He’s a genuine innovation thought leader who is helping to take an already iconic brand to new levels of excellence and from the linear economy to the circular economy as well. It was exciting to hear what he and his team at Goodyear are doing and how their efforts are sure to impact the future of driving in positive ways. I’m sure our listeners will be both entertained by and fascinated with Chris’ story, insights and efforts.”

Every week, Impact Podcast guests are invited as thought leaders to share with listeners first-hand accounts of how they are able to make the world a better place on a daily basis.

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Goodyear Senior Vice President & CTO Chris Helsel is a featured guest on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian this week.

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