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AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 19, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced that Thad Ewald has been hired as vice president, Strategy and Business Development, reporting to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Darren Wells, effective Aug. 23.
“Thad brings significant expertise in strategy development that will help the leadership team at Goodyear drive our long-term strategy and pursue growth opportunities for both our traditional and emerging businesses,” said Wells.
Prior to joining Goodyear, Thad was vice president, Corporate Strategy and Development for Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of power products. In that role, Thad was responsible for the development of the company’s global strategy as well as the company’s growth office that invested in new technologies including products, services and digital business initiatives.
During his tenure, Thad also led the development of Cummins’ start-up in the electrified and hydrogen power segment and was responsible for joint ventures, acquisitions and divestiture transactions.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.
Thad Ewald. Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.