Ryan Patterson to Lead Consumer & Commercial Units at Goodyear Americas
Ryan Patterson, who most recently has led the integration of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. into Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., has earned a promotion. Patterson will work as chief operating and integration officer for Goodyear Americas.
Patterson previously served as senior vice president of business integration at Goodyear.
In this newly created role, Patterson will lead both the North America consumer and commercial business units. He will have direct oversight of the company's integration plan in the Americas, and also retain responsibility for global integration.
He will report to Steve McClellan, president, Goodyear Americas.
“Under Ryan Patterson’s leadership, we’ve leveraged the best thinking and best practices from both the Goodyear and Cooper teams to develop a thoughtful and effective plan for integrating our companies, supporting our goal of making it easier for customers and consumers to choose Goodyear and Cooper,” says Rich Kramer, chairman, president and CEO of Goodyear. “Ryan’s appointment as chief operating and integration officer for the Americas will position him to deliver and execute on our integration plan — and on our future goals for our combined Consumer and Commercial businesses in North America.”
“Ryan’s deep knowledge of our business, our brand and our customers, uniquely positions him to implement our integration plan, while also maintaining our shared focus on delivering business results,” says McClellan. “I have enormous confidence in Ryan’s ability to contribute immediate and sustained value to our business as we take it to the next level of success.”
Patterson joined Goodyear in 2002, initially as part of its Latin America business, and later in leadership roles within North America, including president of the North America consumer business. Immediately prior to his current role, he was president of Goodyear’s Asia Pacific business.