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Markey named to Goodyear PR post

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Edward Markey vice president of public relations and communications for its North American Tire business.

Markey was most recently vice president of communications for the Cleveland Cavaliers/Gund Arena Co., and prior to that, spent six years as vice president of sports press and special projects for NBC Sports in New York.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone with Ed’s background, experience and professional capabilities to plan and execute our communications strategy through our turnaround in North America,” said Jon Rich, president of North American Tire.

Markey replaces Chuck Sinclair, who was named Goodyear senior vice president of global communications in June. Sinclair had held the North American post since 2002 after previously serving as a manager and later director of communications/public relations for the business.

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