Goodyear’s Commercial Tire Business Unit, Akron, Ohio, recently announced a newly restructured management team.

Rick Howell, the newly appointed marketing director for Commercial Tire Systems, established a team of general managers to drive essential aspects of the business.
Dave Beasley, formerly the manager of Goodyear's government sales and marketing, has been named general marketing manager for the commercial group. Mike Simon, formerly the sales and operations manager for retread systems, will serve as general manager of sales.
In addition, Armond Boyes has been named General Manager of Goodyear’s North American retreading operations.
The recent changes were, in part, precipitated by the creation of Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, a joint venture between Goodyear and Treadco. Wingfoot took over control of the Goodyear-owned commercial truck tire centers.
Mike Thomann, Goodyear's former marketing director for commercial tires, is serving as president and chief operating officer of Wingfoot.