Goodyear names Asia-Pacific president

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Pierre Cohade president of its Asia-Pacific region.

He replaces Hugh Pace, who has decided to retire after 30 years of service.

Cohade most recently worked for Groupe Danone as its executive vice president of worldwide water and beverage.

He has spent most of his career with Eastman Kodak.

"Pierre brings a wide range of business talent and experience to Goodyear in a region that demands an aggressive strategy," says Goodyear Chairman and CEO Bob Keegan, who worked with Cohade while both were at Kodak.

"He´s enjoyed success in both established and emerging markets."

Cohade assumes his new position immediately.

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