Published on December 19, 2013

Goodyear elects two in finance department

AKRON (Dec. 19, 2013) — Goodyear promoted two executives in its finance department.

Scott Honnold, vice president and treasurer, was elected vice president, business development and Tom Kaczynski, vice president, investor relations, was elected vice president, treasurer and investor relations. The changes are effective Jan. 1.

“During his tenure as treasurer, Scott has played a key role in helping us achieve our financial goals. We look forward to his leadership and contributions in his new role leading business development,” said Laura Thompson, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“Tom has been a great addition to the Goodyear team. His considerable corporate finance experience, which includes previous treasury leadership responsibility, makes Tom ideally suited for this new assignment. I am confident that Scott and Tom will make seamless transitions to their new roles, enabling us to continue our momentum in executing our financial goals.”

Mr. Honnold has been vice president and treasurer since 2010, Goodyear said, after joining the Akron-based tire manufacturer in 2007 as assistant treasurer, capital markets and risk management. Prior to that, he held financial leadership positions with Saks Inc., Books-A-Million and NationsBank. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Ithaca College and a master of business administration degree from Wake Forest University.

Mr. Kaczynski joined the company earlier this year from Affinia Group Inc., Goodyear said, where he had been vice president and corporate treasurer since 2005. Prior to that he was director of affiliate financing for Visteon Corp. and previously held a number of management positions at Ford Motor Co. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Michigan State University and a master of science degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Kaczynski has a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago.


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