Goodyear names vice presidents

Feb. 29, 2008

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Richard Noechel vice president and corporate controller. He replaces Thomas Connell, who's been named vice president and chief information officer.

Noechel had been chief financial officer of Goodyear's South Pacific Tyre subsidiary in Australia since 2006.

Connell had been vice president and controller for Goodyear since 2003. Prior to that, he spent 24 years in financial management positions with TRW Inc.

"Tom will lead our IT group to a new level of collaboration with the business units on real-world, information-based technology solutions to demand planning, supply chain implementation and other areas," say Goodyear officials.

Connell replaces Stephanie Wernet, who has been Goodyear's chief information officer since 2003. "An announcement regarding Wernet's new assignment will be forthcoming."