Hera Kitwan Siu Elected to Goodyear Board

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2019 – Hera Kitwan Siu, chief executive officer, Greater China, for Cisco Systems, Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

“We are pleased to welcome Hera Siu to the Goodyear Board of Directors,” said Goodyear Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard J. Kramer. “Hera is a dynamic and transformative leader who has spent her career breaking new ground, launching innovative go-to-market strategies and growing companies. As we continue to position Goodyear as a leader in the future of mobility, her extensive technology background and deep knowledge of the China marketplace will be extremely valuable to the company and its shareholders.”

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BKT Approaches Business a Little Differently


LAS VEGAS — It’s strikingly evident that Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) approaches business a little differently than most tire manufacturers.

Need a better quality of carbon black? No need to search the globe for a supplier. Build your own plant instead.

Hear concerns about a soft market for agriculture tires and other OTR products? No worries, invest heavily. …

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Toyo U.S.A. promotes, re-assigns territory sales directors


CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has promoted Chad Stanley, a strategic account business development manager since 2017, to director of sales, northern division, and re-assigned two other regional sales directors to new territories.

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IISRP to Honor Dr Gary M Marsh


The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) will honor one of its outstanding technical leaders  Dr. Gary M. Marsh at its next Annual General Meeting (AGM). He will receive the prestigious Institute Technical Award. The Award will be presented during the 61st AGM of the IISRP in Bangkok, Thailand on May 12, 2020.

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DRI makes deal, invests for future growth

COLDWATER, Ohio—Recycled rubber compounder DRI Rubber has grown rapidly in a short span thanks partially to an acquisition and a plant expansion, along with the addition of more machinery and personnel.

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Toyo Tire Corp. Sells Portion of its Stock in Bridgestone

Toyo Tire Corp.’s President and CEO Takashi Shimizu and its Board of Directors resolved to sell a portion of its stock holdings in Bridgestone

Corporation, with whom Toyo Tire maintains business and capital


The company will sell 50% of its holdings of over 3 million shares worth 4,000 million yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The sale is expected to be completed by Feb. 29, 2020.

Under a 2008 framework of business and capital alliances, Toyo

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European industries unite to call for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, has published a new Joint Paper: ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’

Through cross-sectoral recommendations, the Industry4Europe coalition is hoping to contribute to the future EU industrial strategy that was announced by European Commission President-Elect, Ursula von der Leyen.


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Turnaround artist Carlos Tavares is Automotive News’ Industry Leader of the Year


PARIS — In 2017, Carlos Tavares was CEO of a French automaker that sold barely more than 3 million cars annually and was just three years removed from near-bankruptcy. Today, Tavares is poised to become the leader of the world’s fourth-largest car company, if the proposed PSA Group merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles comes to fruition.

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Cooper appoints Ben Patel as CTO

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Ben Patel as senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Patel is responsible for product planning and development, as well as engineering and technology across all regions. This means he leads a technology organization that includes a global technical centre as well as technical centres in Asia, Europe and North America.

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Hoosier Racing Tire President to Retire, Transition to New Role


Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) has announced that John DeSalle, president of Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation (Hoosier), has decided to retire from the business after nearly 31 years with the company and transition into a new role.

DeSalle began his career with Hoosier in 1988, developing radial race tire technology.

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