On the Rise: Katy Fetty

Nov. 1, 2022

Katy Fetty 

All-Terrain Product Development Engineer | Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. | Age: 32

What was your first job in the industry?     

My current position with Goodyear was my first job in the tire industry. 

What attracted you to the industry?             

My previous job was in the auto industry, so I already had an appreciation for vehicles and the tiny details that most of us take for granted while driving. Tires are no exception! There are so many considerations and a large amount of data analysis that goes into designing and developing tires. 

What’s the biggest challenge you have faced in your career?    

The tire industry can be fast moving, so I have learned to always be on my toes. Constantly changing vehicles means new challenges arising, sizes being added or removed and project targets evolving. 

Who has had the biggest influence on your career?         

The entire Goodyear all-terrain team has had a huge influence on my career. They are all very personable, knowledgeable and have made my time at Goodyear very enjoyable. The all-terrain team is my work family, and I am very thankful for all of them! 

What’s your biggest accomplishment in the industry?    

My biggest accomplishment in the industry has been developing and releasing a new tire line into production. There is so much design work, tire testing, data analysis and collaboration that goes into a new tire line!