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Kramer succeeds MacMaster as RMA chairman

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has elected Richard Kramer chairman of its the board of directors. Kramer is chief operating officer of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and president of the company's North American Tire business unit.

He succeeds Jim MacMaster, executive vice president of Yokohama Tire Corp.'s business division.

“Jim MacMaster provided valuable time, energy and leadership during the past two years,” says Charles Cannon, RMA CEO and president and CEO.

Kramer has served on the RMA board since 2007. He also has chaired RMA’s Finance Committee.

“A strong, effective trade association is crucial to ensuring that industry concerns and issues are heard by federal and state policymakers," says Kramer. "I am looking forward to my term as RMA chairman and working with my industry colleagues to address the public policy and regulatory issues and challenges before us.”

The RMA chairman is elected to a two-year term.

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