Zamarro named Goodyear v.p. of investor relations

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Christine Zamarro

AKRON (Sept. 3, 2014) — Christina Zamarro has been named vice president of investor relations for Goodyear, effective immediately.

She will report to Laura Thompson, the Akron-based tire maker’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“Christina combines a deep knowledge of the Goodyear business and the tire industry along with an in-depth understanding of the financial markets and strong leadership and communications skills,” Ms. Thompson said. “I look forward to her contributions in this key role interacting with the investor community.”

“We also thank Tom Kaczynski, who provided leadership for both the treasury and investor relations functions since the beginning of the year. Tom will continue leading our treasury team and providing strong focus for our treasury activities,” Ms. Thompson added.

Ms. Zamarro has been assistant treasurer, capital markets and risk management, since 2010 with responsibility forGoodyear’s global capital markets, creditor relations, risk management and pension asset management activities. She joined the company in 2007 as treasury manager, financial strategy, and later became director, financial strategy.

Prior to joining Goodyear she spent nine years with Ford Motor Co. in a variety of treasury and financial roles. She began her career at Ford in financial planning and analysis roles within the manufacturing and financial services groups, later joining the auto maker’s treasury organization, holding several positions of increasing responsibility in areas including capital markets, interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange management, according to Goodyear.

Ms. Zamarro received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management.

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