Veteran Pillow gets promoted at Goodyear

Oct. 29, 2011

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Mark Pillow director of business solutions for Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

In his new role, Pillow will oversee Goodyear’s business solutions portfolio, including the company’s fleetHQ program, on-highway operations, and retreaded tire business. He reports directly to Joe Copeland, vice president of Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

A 25-year Goodyear veteran, Pillow most recently served as director of commercial systems and off-highway tires for Goodyear Canada Inc., a role he assumed in 2007. Prior to that position, he served as general manager of national accounts, North America, and before that, director of Goodyear farm tires.

He also has held positions in engineering, consumer tire sales and marketing, and other areas of Goodyear’s business.

“Mark is an outstanding leader with extensive management experience, and will play a key role in expanding our comprehensive offering of business solutions,” says Copeland.

“Having previously served as the leader of our national account business, he understands how fleets operate, the challenges they face, and the importance of Goodyear’s ability to provide fleet customers with value-added services that will help them reduce their operating costs."

The following Goodyear executives will report directly to Pillow: Bruce Woodruff, director of business solutions marketing; Roy Sutfin, vice president of fleetHQ; Clint Schrock, director of on-highway operations; and Jay Hofner, general manager, retreading.

For more information on the fleetHQ program, visit