Goodyear names Kramer OE head in North America

Oct. 24, 2002

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has promoted Kevin Kramer to vice president of original equipment sales for Goodyear's North American Tire operation. Most recently, he was director of marketing, consumer tires.

He replaces Bryan Kinnamon, who has elected to retire after 33 years of service at Goodyear.

"We are committed to a strategy that creates value for our OE customers and value for Goodyear," says John Polhemus, president of the North American Tire operation.

"Our relationships with automakers are important, as is our focus on improving the return on our investment in this segment of our business. Kevin Kramer will focus on that important agenda, and will bring valuable experience gained in our consumer replacement business to his new assignment."

Kramer joined Goodyear in 1983.