Goodyear names Gould director of investor relations

July 31, 2002

Barbara Gould has been named director of investor relations for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. She is currently the company's director of business development.

Gould will report to Robert Tieken, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

She succeeds Laura Thompson, who will become director, finance -- consumer tires for the North American Tire business unit. She reports to Richard Kramer, vice president, finance, North American Tire.

Gould joined Goodyear in 2000 from Mallinckrodt Inc., where she had been vice president, investor relations.

Thompson joined Goodyear in 1983 and had been the company's investor relations director since January 2000.