AKRON-Carlos Perez, vice president of Goodyear's Latin American region, died April 5 at his home in Akron following a long illness. He was 62. He was succeeded by John C. Polhemus, formerly managing director of Goodyear Brazil.
Mr. Perez joined Goodyear as a trainee in 1953 and took his first international assignment in 1957 in Argentina.
He worked in sales and management positions in Peru, Brazil and Venezuela, where he was named managing director in 1973. In 1976, he was appointed president and managing director in Mexico and, in 1984, director-president in Brazil. He returned to Akron for his last position in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Iva-nete, a son and two daughters.