Stephen McClellan, formerly president and chief operating officer of Goodyear's Wingfoot Commercial Systems L.L.C. unit, has been named vice president of Goodyear's North American Tire commercial business, replacing Ted Fick, who left the company after only two and a half years to pursue other interests.
Mr. McClellan, 38, joined Goodyear as a trainee in January 1988. After serving the company in various finance positions, he was named general business manager for the retail organization in January 1999. He then moved to the Allied Tire retail stores business in Florida as general manager, followed by time as general business manager in the southern region before his assignment at Fort Smith, Ark.-based Wingfoot in 2001.
``Steve's leadership has had a tremendous positive impact on Wingfoot's results, and he has fostered a winning organizational culture in a short period of time,'' said Jon Rich, president of North American Tire.
Mr. Fick joined Goodyear in December 2001 from Hino Diesel Truck Inc., a Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer. A spokesman said the move was not part of a management restructuring in the division. ``Ted decided to move on,'' he said.