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Goodyear names North American Tire president

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Goodyear names North American Tire president

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Curt Andersson president of its North American Tire business unit. Andersson currently serves as president of Cooper Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse, N.Y. He will assume his new position Feb. 16.

He replaces Richard Kramer, who was named Goodyear's chief operating officer in June 2009.

Andersson, 48, has been president of the Crouse-Hinds division of Cooper Industries for the past six years. Prior to that, Andersson was senior vice president of industrial integration for The Timken Co. He also spent six years at General Electric Co.

"We see Curt as a great fit with our organization and someone who will be able to continue to drive the positive momentum that has been created previously by Rich and his strong North American team," says Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Bob Keegan.

"Curt is a well-rounded business leader with a broad set of experiences who has been tested in a host of markets and businesses," says Kramer. "He has built and led successful teams. He also has a tremendous understanding of manufacturing, supply chain and sourcing from his experiences with both GE and Timken. Curt brings a successful track record of leading organic growth through strong customer orientation and product innovation."

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