Goodyear names Weller director of commercial tire marketing

Oct. 28, 2002

Walt Weller has joined Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s commercial tire division management team as director of marketing. He will be responsible for Goodyear's OE and replacement commercial tire business, the company said.

Ted J. Fick, vice president of Goodyear's commercial tire division, said Weller, a 25-year tire industry veteran, is highly

regarded by his peers and the trucking industry.

"He's truly a great addition to our commercial team," said Fick. "We've built a new leadership team in commercial tires, and in the coming year we plan to offer more new tire developments and services that will greatly benefit our customers. Walt will be instrumental in bringing these new tires and initiatives to market."

Prior to joining Goodyear, Weller was president and managing director at Bridgestone/Firestone de Mexico and was responsible for managing the

Mexican subsidiary for the company. Before that he was vice president, commercial truck tires, for Bridgestone/Firestone.