Goodyear appoints commercial tire director

Goodyear has named Jon Bellissimo director of technology for commercial tire systems. Bellissimo has worked as director of global technology for Goodyear engineered products since August 2000. Steve McClellan, vice president, commercial tire systems for Goodyear’s North America region, said Bellissimo’s experience in tire modeling and tire composite science will be valuable in expediting industry-leading technologies in medium truck tires. Bellisimo joined Goodyear’s research and development division in 1977, working as a design and development engineer. He later became chief engineer in fabric and compound development areas and held a variety of positions in material management, tire composite science and tire modeling integration.