AKRON-Goodyear has appointed Steve McClellan president and chief operating officer of Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems L.L.C., its joint venture company with Treadco Inc.
Mr. McClellan replaces Michael Thomann, who has been given a special assignment. Mr. McClellan formerly was general business manager of the southern region within Goodyear's North American Tire unit. Prior to that, he was general manager of Goodyear's Allied Tires subsidiary, which consists of 46 retail tire outlets throughout Florida.
The move comes in the wake of several changes in personnel assignments within North American Tire. In the consumer tire segment, Andy Traicoff has been named general marketing manager of the Goodyear brand, reporting to Marketing Director Kevin Kramer.
Mr. Traicoff most recently served as Goodyear's director of e-commerce for North American Tire. A replacement for that position has not been named yet.
Another personnel reassignment is the appointment of Mike Kidwell to manager of management information, replacing Tom Will, who retired earlier this year. Mr. Kidwell is now responsible for providing statistical data to the Rubber Manufacturers Associations Association and the Rubber Association of Canada. He began his career in 1977 with the company's Kelly-Springfield Tire operations and worked in various accounting, programming and market analysis positions.