Akron, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Ellis Jones as vice president and chief sustainability officer, effective 2 Sept.
Jones, who was most recently VP global EHS&S (environmen, health, safety, and sustainability) and business continuity, reports to Chris Helsel, SVP global operations and chief technology officer.
“Sustainability has an increasingly important role in Goodyear’s future, from the perspectives of our associates, our investors and our customers,” said Helsel.
Jones, said Helsel, is “the right leader to drive sustainability in our products, organisation and across our manufacturing footprint to meet growing expectations.”
Jones has been with Goodyear for more than 30 years and has previously led race tire manufacturing at Goodyear’s Akron headquarters.
He has also held various roles in finance, manufacturing, supply chain and marketing.
Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hampton University and a master’s degree in business operational excellence from the Ohio State University.