Goodyear elects 13th board member

Aug. 11, 2011

William Conaty, 65, retired senior vice president of human resources for the General Electric Co., was recently elected to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s board of directors.

“Bill Conaty is one of the most highly respected people in his field and is a true business leader,” says Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Richard Kramer.  “Bill’s experience in coaching and developing leaders and teams will be a tremendous asset to both our board of directors and our company.”

Conaty most recently served as GE’s chief human resources officer from 1993 to 2007. He joined GE in 1967.

Following his retirement from GE, he formed Conaty Consulting LLC and joined Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as an advisory operating partner. Other clients have included Procter & Gamble Co., Dell Inc. and Boeing Co. He is the co-author with business advisor Ram Charan of "The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers," which was published in 2010.

The election of Conaty brings the size of Goodyear’s board to 13 members.

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