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Goodyear Names Chris Helsel SVP, Global Operations And Chief Technology Officer | Ohio

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today announced that Christopher P. Helsel has been named senior vice president, global operations and chief technology officer. He succeeds Jonathan Bellissimo, who is retiring after a Goodyear career spanning four decades.

Helsel is currently senior vice president and chief technology officer, a role he has held since 2018.

Chris Helsel’s broad range of experiences leading product innovation, technology and product industrialization make him ideal to lead Goodyear’s Global Operations and Technology organization,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, CEO and president. “In addition, his willingness to promote new thinking and challenge the status quo will serve our technology and manufacturing efforts well as we take Goodyear into the next stage of leadership in a hyper-competitive industry.”

“At the same time, we deeply appreciate Jon’s vast contributions and leadership at Goodyear during

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Sangy Vatsa Named Chief Technology And Digital Officer Of FIS Global

FIS Global has named Sangy Vatsa executive vice president, chief technology and digital officer. FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms globally. Annually, FIS facilitates the movement of roughly $9 trillion around the world and processes about 75 billion transactions. FIS serves 90% of the top 50 global banks and is the top merchant acquirer in the world by volume, according to the Nilson Report. The company has 55,000 employees worldwide.

As global chief technology and digital officer, Vatsa will partner with leaders across the company and throughout the industry to lead technology strategy, innovation and transformation for FIS. He has been assigned the responsibility to lead FIS’ technology Texture Spray Machine transformation program globally in close partnership with internal and external stakeholders. This digital modernization program will be

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Undaunted, US global media chief plows ahead with changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, the new chief of U.S. global media is plowing ahead with changes to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters that are heightening concerns about their future as independent news organizations.

Although Agency for Global Media chief executive Michael Pack has assured Congress that VOA and its sister networks will remain independent and pledged he would consult lawmakers on significant developments, last week he initiated personnel changes and began a review of visas for foreign employees.

Some fear the moves will damage the institution’s credibility and its ability to fulfill its congressionally mandated mission to broadcast impartial news around the world by turning the operation into a propaganda machine for President Donald Trump. Others, though, see them as important and long-needed reforms.

Pack on Wednesday fired the executive editor of Radio Free Asia, Bay Fang, whom

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