John Lampe, Chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. replaced Masatoshi Ono who returned to Japan as a director of Bridgestone Inc. (10/23)
Ross Kogel Jr. appointed executive president of the Tire Association of North America replacing David Poisson who resigned earlier in the year.
Nick Hodel of Northwest Tire Factory LLC in Portland, Ore., selected as president of TANA replacing Tom Wright Sr., owner of Wright Tire Service in Anoka, Minn.
Goodyear hired Eastman Kodak Co. executive Robert J. Keegan to be president, COO and member of the board.
William J. Sharp, president of North American Tire at Goodyear retired; John C. Polhemus was his replacement.
Marco V. Molinari, vice president sales and marketing NAT, reassigned as vice president, global marketing projects and replaced by Jim M. Vogel.
Steve P. Cloward, president/CEO of Big O Tires resigned; John B. Adams was promoted to president of Big O.
Orland Wolford was appointed as president and CEO of Tire Kingdom Inc. shortly after TKI was acquired by TBC Corp.
Chris Dickson, vice president of Continental General Tire Inc.'s passenger and light truck tire division was replaced by Tom Roydhouse, former senior director of replacement sales and marketing for CGT's commercial division.
Bob Sherwood assumed the presidency of the International Tire and Rubber Association, succeeding Randy Drake of McGriff Treading Co.
Patrick W. Rooney, chairman and CEO of Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. retired and was replaced by Thomas Dattilo as chairman, president and CEO.
Sam Ferrise II, executive vice president and COO, Bandag Inc. left the Muscatine, Iowa-based company to become president of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tire Distribution Systems Inc. Former TDS president, J.J. Seiter, retired.