Goodyear appoints new VP for global off-highway businesses

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Ryan Waldron as vice president, global off-highway businesses, to lead the company’s global aviation and off-the-road (OTR) segments.

Waldron most recently served as VP for strategy and business development at Goodyear’s Americas, the company said in a 12 Sept statement.

In that role, said Goodyear, Waldron drove “a number of strategies that advanced Goodyear’s competitive position in the market.”

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Goodyear Total Mobility represents tailored, end-to-end offer for fleets

The launch of the second generation Kmax and Fuelmax truck tyres provides Goodyear with opportunity to emphasise progress in digitalisation of truck tyre business It is a mark of how far the role of the truck tyre manufacturer has come in European markets that at the 2019 launch of its second generation of Fuelmax and […]

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Bridgestone retains top spot in Global Tire ranking

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Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.

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Goodyear to Present at Morgan Stanley Investor Conference

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AKRON, OhioSept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today said it will webcast its presentation at the 2019 Morgan Stanley Investor Conference in Laguna, California, on Sept. 11, 2019.

Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will provide a business overview. A live, audio-only webcast of the presentation will be available at 12:20 p.m. EDT (9:20 a.m. PDT) on the company’s investor relations website: http://investor.goodyear.com. A replay of the webcast will be available following the event.

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Goodyear advances use of rice silica

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has progressed with the use of rice husk ash (RHA) silica in its tires as a bio-alternative to traditional sand-based silica.

The company started the production of rice-silica tires at its factory in Pulandian, china in 2015, using silica, provided by Yihai Food and Oil Industry.

In its 2018 corporate responsibility report, Goodyear said it had introduced RHA silica in ‘several of its global manufacturing facilities over the past two years.’

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Goodyear studying larger tires NASCAR Cup Series

Bristol, Tennessee – Goodyear Tire & Rubber, in partnership with NASCAR, is planning to change the design of the race tires it supplies to the NASCAR Cup Series to a larger rim diameter, perhaps 18 inches versus the current 15-inch formula, by 2021.

The change would coincide with the introduction of NASCAR’s “Generation-7” vehicle design, scheduled to debut in the 2021 season.

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Goodyear signals major restructuring plan in the US

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Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber is studying a plan to restructure its US operations in a bid to improve business competitiveness, according to chief financial officer Darren Wells.

“We are working on a significant restructuring plan to reduce low-value. high-cost capacity in the US,” Wells said in a 26 July conference call.*

The move will bring about savings “at least as high as the actions in Germany,” said Wells, referring to a reorganisation programme announced in Germany in March.

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Podcast: The Genesis of TireHub and its Future

In this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, we take a look at TireHub, the joint distribution venture between Goodyear and Bridgestone. The company shipped its first tire July 3 of last year and is now celebrating one year in business. We look back at the company’s startup beginnings with some of its key executives and discover what the future holds for one of the nation’s largest tire distributors.

Listen above or find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and Spreaker.

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Goodyear raising US capacity for larger tires

Fayetteville, North Carolina –  Goodyear is planning to expand capacity for larger rim-diameter passenger tires at its 50-year-old Fayetteville plant.

The project follows the approval of a 10-year jobs incentive package by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, worth $30 million (€26.6 million).

These funds will be used to “modernise and improve operations and efficiency” at the Fayetteville, Goodyear said.

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Goodyear helps Max Finkelstein mark its centennial anniversary

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NEW YORK — Max Finkelstein Inc., the wholesale tire distributor that has been family owned and operated for four generations, celebrated its 100th anniversary recently with Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Richard Kramer delivering a keynote address.

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