Good Year for Nat

Nathaniel Leonard to lead Goodyear's global e-commerce

AKRON, OH  PRNewswire  December 19, 2000  Christmas came early for 36-year old Nathaniel Leonard, who was recently named global director of e-commerce for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He will lead Goodyear's efforts to develop and implement global e-commerce strategies as well as initiatives tailored for each of the company's business units.

Leonard will report to Eric A. Berg, CIO and vice president of e-commerce. We are fortunate to have an executive of Nat's proven leadership ability act as the focal point for Goodyear's e-commerce initiatives, Berg said during the announcement. He has the powerful combination of a solid business background, a proven track record of success and hands-on experience leading a dot-com.

Leonard comes to Goodyear from LLC, where he was the company's president and responsible for the introduction and expansion of one of the first national welding industry websites. Prior to that, he was a business unit manager with Progressive Corporation, vice president of sales and marketing at Bowthorpe PLC, director of marketing for Trempo Inc., and a special projects analyst for the Perrier Group of America.

A resident of Hudson, Ohio, Leonard earned a MBA degree in 1991 from Harvard University, and a BA degree in computer studies and economics in 1986 from Northwestern University.