Goodyear names Kramer excecutive VP, CFO

May 27, 2004

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Richard Kramer to executive vice president and chief financial officer, replacing Robert Tieken, who will retire on May 31.

Tieken has been Goodyear's CFO since May 1994.

"Rich is a respected leader with an outstanding background in business and finance," says Goodyear Chairman and CEO Bob Keegan.

Kramer will assume his new posts on June 1. He currently serves as senior vice president, strategic planning and restructuring, a position he has held since August of last year.