Goodyear names new board member

Dec. 9, 2004

Thomas Weidemayer, ex-senior vice president and COO of United Parcel Service (UPS) and president of UPS Airlines, has been elected to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.´s board of directors.

"In his 32 years with UPS, Tom distinguished himself in the transportation service and package delivery industries," says Goodyear Chairman and CEO Bob Keegan.

Weidemeyer´s appointment brings Goodyear´s board to 11 members, "10 of whom are independent," according to the Akron, Ohio-based tiremaker.