Goodyear selects Hellman as new board member

Jan. 1, 2020
Peter S. Hellman, retired president of the Nordson Corp., has been elected to Goodyear?s board of directors.
Peter S. Hellman, retired president of the Nordson Corp., has been elected to Goodyear’s board of directors.

"Peter Hellman is a respected leader with extensive leadership experience in successful international businesses," says Chairman and CEO Richard J. Kramer. "His wide-ranging experience and knowledge will be of significant value to our board of directors."

Hellman served as Nordson’s president and chief financial officer from 2004 to 2008 and was previously executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer for four years.

Prior to joining Nordson in 2000, Hellman spent 20 years in senior operating and financial management positions in the high technology, manufacturing and petroleum industries.

From 1989 to 1999, he held various positions with TRW, Inc., including president and chief operating officer from 1995 to 1999, assistant president from 1994 to 1995 and chief financial officer from 1991 to 1994.


He served in a variety of positions with BP America from 1979 to 1989, and at the Irving Trust Co. from 1972 to 1979.

Hellman, 60, holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hobart College and a master’s degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University.

He is a director of Baxter International, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; and Qwest Communications International, Inc.

Hellman previously served as a director of Nordson, TRW and U S West, Inc.

He is also a trustee at CWRU, the Chagrin River Land Conservancy, LifeBanc, the Lorain County Community College Foundation and Western Reserve Academy.

The election of Hellman brings the size of Goodyear’s board to 12 members.

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