Goodyear hires VP of investor relations

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has hired Tom Kaczynski as vice president of investor relations. He will report to Darren Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Kaczynski replaced Damon Audia, Goodyear's senior vice president of business development, who assumed interim responsibility for investor relations following the departure of Gregory Fritz.

He joins Goodyear from Affinia Group Inc., where he had been vice president and corporate treasurer. At Affinia Group, Kaczynski established the company’s treasury office and led financing and investor relations activities.

Kaczynski began his career as a design engineer at Caterpillar Inc. He joined Ford Motor Co. in 1992 as a financial analyst and later held positions of increased responsibility in marketing and finance, including project manager for relationship marketing and international financing manager.

In 2000, he became part of the team responsible for the spin-off of Visteon Corp. from Ford, joining Visteon as director of affiliate financing. He joined Affinia Group in 2005.

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