AKRON (Feb. 21, 2002)—Goodyear has gone outside the tire industry for its new chief communications official.
Robert O´Leary, a former public affairs executive at Bacardi Ltd. and Mobil Corp., will become Goodyear's senior vice president of global communication, effective March 15.
He replaces John Perduyn, who retired from that post last November after a 36-year career with the tire maker.
Mr. O'Leary most recently served as Bacardi's vice president of public affairs and communication. Prior to that he was with Mobile as general manager of global public affairs.
He also has held public relations and advertising positions with Unisys Corp. and IBM.