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Goodyear’s McClellan to head North American Tire

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Goodyear’s McClellan to head North American Tire

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Stephen McClellan president of the company’s North American Tire business unit. McClellan will succeed Curt Andersson, who plans to pursue other professional interests and had been named president of the unit in February, 2010.

McClellan, who joined Goodyear in 1988, has served as president of the North American Tire consumer business since August, 2008. Prior to that he served as vice president of Commercial Tire Systems. He will continue to be responsible for North American Tire’s consumer tire business until a successor is named.

“Steve brings strong leadership and a proven track record of delivering results,” says Richard Kramer, Goodyear’s chairman, president and CEO. “Steve’s career of more than 20 years at Goodyear has included progressively larger leadership positions within North American Tire.

“Performance in the first half of 2011 demonstrates strong momentum in our North American business. Under Steve’s leadership, we will continue to drive results over coming quarters and stay on the path toward our targeted $450 million of segment operating income in 2013.”

Kramer acknowledged Andersson’s contributions to Goodyear’s success in its North American business. “During Curt’s tenure, we have continued our progress toward returning North American Tire to sustainable profitability. We appreciate his efforts and thank him for his work at Goodyear.”

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