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Goodyear-Cooper Deal: CEOs Kramer, Hughes Discuss Impact on Dealers, Brands and More

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. “makes sense for both” companies, Rich Kramer, Goodyear’s chairman, CEO and president, said today during a conference call with Cooper President and CEO Brad Hughes. Kramer and Hughes covered a wide range of topics, from brand integration to what the firms’ tire dealers can expect to see, wholesale distribution opportunities and more.


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Goodyear-Cooper Deal: Analyst Healy Discusses Brand Positioning, Dealer Network Integration

"Cooper gives Goodyear a stronger brand in the middle of the market," says John Healy, managing director and research analyst with Northcoast Research Holdings LLC., which specifically follows both Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. The two companies have announced that Goodyear plans to acquire Cooper during the second half of 2021.


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