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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has promoted Bill Cook to vice president of human resources. He replaces Philip Brown, who has moved to the manufacturing side of the business.

"I am excited to have Bill as a key member of our North American Tire leadership team, and pleased that Phil has opted for this career change as leader of the world's largest tire manufacturing plant," says Jon Rich, president of the North American Tire business unit.

The 51-year-old Cook joined Goodyear in March 2001 as director of human resource shared services. A year later he was named director of human resources for Goodyear's chemical and engineered products divisions.

Brown, also 51, is the new manager of the company's Lawton, Okla., passenger tire plant, which has the capacity to produce 60,000 passenger and 1,000 light truck tires per day, according to Modern Tire Dealer's 2003 Facts Issue.

He has spent 27 years with Goodyear, primarily in human resources and manufacturing.

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