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Fitzhenry named Goodyear’s communications VP

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Fitzhenry named Goodyear’s communications VP

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has selected Paul Fitzhenry as senior vice president of global communications, effective Oct. 8, 2012. Fitzhenry will report to Richard Kramer, Goodyear’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.

As chief communications officer, Fitzhenry will be responsible for leading Goodyear’s global communications strategy and aligning it with the company’s business objectives, global strategy, and corporate mission. He also will oversee the operations of Goodyear’s fleet of airships.

Fitzhenry, 53, joins Goodyear with more than 25 years’ experience in key communications roles in leading global companies. Since 2007, he has served as vice president of corporate communications with Tyco International – a $17 billion diversified global industrial company – leading internal and external communications, executive communications and brand strategy as well as Tyco’s global philanthropy and corporate responsibility programs.

“Paul’s experience and proven effectiveness as a global communications leader will be a tremendous asset to Goodyear,” said Kramer. “We are looking forward to him leading our global communications effort to help drive the execution of our strategy.”

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