'CIO' recognizes Goodyear for its IT prowess

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been named a 2012 winner of the "CIO 100" by "CIO" magazine. The distinguished award recognizes excellence in using information technology in innovative ways to deliver business value.

"Our 2012 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage," says Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of "CIO" magazine.

“Winning the CIO 100 award is tremendous recognition for the success of our multi-year project, which has aligned all of the company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on a common business platform,” says Jim McKinnon, Goodyear's vice president and chief information officer.

"This initiative was a collaborative effort involving an integrated business and IT team, and it has resulted in greater operational efficiency and significant cost savings. We introduced the latest technology while simplifying and standardizing business processes across many countries,” adds Horst Ebert, Goodyear's IT director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Goodyear was chosen for the award by a judging panel made up of "CIO" editorial staff, former CIOs and industry experts. They selected the winners based upon technology innovation and measurable business value. Information about the 2012 "CIO 100" awards is available online at and in the August issue of "CIO" magazine.

"CIO" magazine serves chief information officers and other IT leaders by providing news and analysis on information technology trends and the role of IT in achieving business goals.

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