Goodyear Goes Outside to Get NAT President - Tire Review Magazine

Goodyear Goes Outside to Get NAT President

Curt Andersson has been named president of Goodyear’s North American Tire unit, a position that has been “open” since current NAT president Rich Kramer was promoted to COO of the global company last year.

Andersson, 48, comes to Goodyear from Crouse-Hinds of Syracuse, N.Y., were he served as president of the Cooper Industries unit.

Prior to Crouse-Hinds, Andersson was senior vice president of industrial integration for The Timken Co. in Canton, Ohio, and held management posts with General Electric.

“Curt is a well-rounded business leader with a broad set of experiences who has been tested in a host of markets and businesses,” said Kramer.  “He has built and led successful teams. He also has a tremendous understanding of manufacturing, supply chain and sourcing from his experiences with both GE and Timken. Curt brings a successful track record of leading organic sales growth through strong customer orientation and product innovation.”
 
“I am extremely excited about becoming part of an outstanding leadership team at Goodyear in North America and to be able to provide the leadership and support that will continue the positive momentum of the business,” Andersson said. “I’ve personally spent time with many of the company’s key business leaders and came away impressed with their capabilities, their passion and their results.”

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