Mike Janko

Director Global Business Continuity, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Michael W. Janko is responsible for strategic and tactical Business Continuity related activities for Goodyear’s global operations, which include 49 plants in 22 countries with apx. 66,000 associates and annual sales of apx. $20 billion US. Mike has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Business Continuity planning, including Incident (Emergency and Crisis) Management, Crisis Communications, Business Impact Analysis, Disaster Recovery and Risk Management. He is a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA) and Certified Engineering Operations Executive (CEOE), with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Goodyear’s global business continuity process has been recognized both internally and externally as “a real competitive advantage”. Global teams have effectively responded to and recovered from over 1,500 human, natural or technologically based incidents since the team’s inception. Numerous articles on their team’s success with incident planning have been published in local news media, including being featured as a “Best Practice” in the private sector on The State of Ohio’s Web-site. Multiple issues of Continuity Insights (CI) and The NFPA Journal have provided in depth overviews of Goodyear’s Global Business Continuity Process and the team’s success during a multitude of challenging international incidents.

Mike has been a speaker at international and regional conferences on a variety of Business Continuity related topics, including Supply Chain Continuity, Critical Supplier Business Continuity Partnerships, Selling Business Continuity Throughout Your Organization, Infectious Disease Planning, Crisis Communications and Incident Management. Mike has been an instructor at 2 local Universities, specializing in Business Continuity related courses. He is also a member of the Contingency Planners of Ohio (former VP Northeast Ohio Chapter), the CI Editorial Review Board and a voting member of the NFPA 1600 Technical Committee. He was actively involved in providing input in strategic direction for Title IX (PS Prep – the private sector voluntary preparedness standard), which is a result of the 9/11 Commission’s Recommendations. Mike led a cross functional team in updating the DRI Professional Practices as sponsored by the DRI Board from 2011 – 2012.