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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Goodyear Dunlop subsidiary has made what it calls "strategic appointments" in its Europe, Middle East and Africa Tire business unit.

Michel Rzonzef, 48, has been appointed vice president of commercial sales and product marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, he will be responsible for "driving a single aligned strategy and operating plan for commercial vehicle tires across the EMEA region," says the company.

Prior to the new appointment, Rzonzef was president of the parent company's business in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He  joined Goodyear in 1987 as a tire test management engineer.

Henry Johnson, 53, has been appointed vice president of emerging markets. He was previously responsible for the the Goodyear Dunlop's commercial product business.

In his new role, Johnson will lead the strategic growth and development of the company’s complete product range in South Africa, Turkey, Middle East, Russia and the Nordic countries.

“The potential of the emerging markets is enormous and requires specific attention," says Arthur de Bok, EMEA president, Goodyear Dunlop Europe. "The same applies to the commercial tire business, which is a key pillar or our future success."

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