AKRON (July 11, 2002) — Jack Winterton, previously Goodyear's general marketing manager, Kelly Brands, has been named director of field sales for the tire maker's North American consumer tire division.
Along with this move, Mike Abney, formerly director of field sales across all of Goodyear's tire brands, has been named director, strategic sales programs and will be focused on specific customers to achieve targeted goals.
The moves take effect July 15.
Mr. Winterton brings a strong business background and dealer focus to the consumer tire business, said Jim Vogel, vice president of consumer tires for the North American Tire operation.
“His knowledge of the brands and the market are key assets as we focus on improving top line sales growth in our consumer business,” he added.