Goodyear Appoints Kate Norton Sales General Manager Commercial UK & Ireland
August 2020 – Goodyear is pleased to announce that Kate Norton has been appointed Sales General Manager Commercial UK & Ireland.
In her new role, Kate will be responsible for leading Goodyear’s commercial activity throughout the UK and Ireland, driving growth across truck tyre sales and uptake of Goodyear’s comprehensive fleet offering, Goodyear Total Mobility.
Kate assumes the role having already spent over ten years with Goodyear, most recently as Head of Sales Capability Europe. She has extensive knowledge of the industry and has previously managed some of the company’s largest consumer accounts in the UK, bringing strong sales coaching skills to support the ongoing development of the commercial team.
Kate Norton comments: “After a decade with Goodyear, I’m delighted to be taking on this new role. Not only for the chance it gives me to hone and develop our commercial offering, but also for the opportunity to join such a dedicated team. Our customers in the commercial industry have faced untold challenges these past few months, and we’re proud to have been by their sides. Our Goodyear Total Mobility offering has been pivotal to this, and it’s been a joy to see it already go from strength to strength. Now, as a part of this team, I’m looking forward to taking our important work to all new heights.”
Marc Preedy, Managing Director Truck Replacement Europe, comments: “We couldn’t be happier to have Kate stepping into this role. These are challenging times for the wider commercial industry, but the skills and experience with which Kate will lead the team are sure to be invaluable. We wish her luck and are excited to get to work.”
About The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tyre companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centres in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.