Goodyear names new Americas unit president

Goodyear names new Americas unit president

Ryan Waldron joined Goodyear in 2003, serving in leadership roles in finance and supply chain for multiple North America business areas.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Ryan Waldron as president of the company’s Americas business unit, reporting to Chief Executive Officer and President Mark Stewart. He succeeds Steven R. McClellan, who retired on April 1.

“At Goodyear, our customers are at the center of everything we do, and in Ryan Waldron, we have a customer-centric, execution-focused business leader with a deep understanding of both the marketplace and all aspects of our business, as well as a proven track record of delivering results,” Stewart said. “I am thrilled to announce him as president of Goodyear’s Americas business and have enormous confidence that under his leadership, both the company and our customers will reach even greater levels of success.”

Waldron joined Goodyear in 2003, and in the first several years of his tenure, served in leadership roles in finance and supply chain for multiple North America business areas. In 2012, he was named vice president, supply chain, logistics and procurement, and after that, served as vice president, sales operations and strategy; vice president, business and process integration; and vice president, global off-highway businesses and chemical operations. Most recently, Waldron served as president of Goodyear’s North America consumer business.

“I’m both humbled and excited to take on this important role at such a pivotal time for Goodyear,” Waldron said. “We have an incredible foundation to build from and a great future ahead, with the best associates in the industry and the best product lineup in company history. I’m fully focused on unlocking value through our Goodyear Forward plan and positioning our business and our customers to win in the marketplace.”

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