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Goodyear names Pegher v.p. of internal audit

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Richard Pegher vice president of internal audit, effective Aug. 1.

Pegher will report functionally to the audit committee of Goodyear's board of directors and administratively to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Schmitz. He will be based at the company's headquarters in Akron, Ohio.

In this role, Pegher, 55, will implement audit programs and evaluate risk exposures relating to the company's governance, operations, financial reporting and information systems.

Before joining Goodyear, Pegher served as vice president of internal audit at XM Satellite Radio, where his responsibilities included assessing enterprise-wide risks and risk management activities.

Pegher replaces Warren Johnston, who took over Goodyear's internal auditing responsibilities on an interim basis in 2006. A former vice president of internal audit at automotive supplier TRW Inc., Johnston had served as a Goodyear consultant in 2004 and 2005 as the Sarbanes-Oxley program manager.

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