Goodyear names new manufacturing director

April 10, 2003

Arty Straehla has been named director of manufacturing, consumer tires for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s North American Tire unit.

Straehla most recently served as director of six sigma and operations for the North American division.

He started with Goodyear in 1980 as a tire builder and has held a variety of top manufacturing positions with the company, including a stint as manager of its Lawton, Okla., factory.

"His knowledge of the tire industry, along with his management experience, are the right combination to meet the challenges facing Goodyear and North American Tire," says Brant Schnackenberg, vice president of Goodyear North American manufacturing.