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Goodyear names president for Latin America

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has appointment Jaime Cohen Szulc as president of its Latin American region. 

Szulc will report directly to Goodyear's Chairman-elect, CEO and President Richard Kramer. He succeeds Eduardo Fortunato, 57, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire at the end of 2010.

“We are delighted to welcome Jaime to our leadership team,” says Kramer. “His experience and leadership style are an ideal match for Goodyear and our Latin American business. He is a strong global executive skilled in both business strategy and operational excellence. Jaime is very market-focused and understands the importance of new product innovation in building both consumer excitement and our dealers’ businesses. I am confident that under his leadership we will continue to provide innovative solutions for our Latin American customers and grow our businesses together.”

Szulc, 48, has more than 20 years of international experience working with top consumer brands in companies such as Eastman Kodak Co., S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. and The Procter & Gamble Co. 

For the past year Szulc served as senior vice president and global chief marketing officer for Levi Strauss. He has extensive operating experience which includes successfully running strategic business units in Latin America, North America and Europe.

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