AKRON (Oct. 31, 2003) — Goodyear has named Rick Navarro vice president, business development, effective Nov. 1.
In the post, Mr. Navarro will be responsible for developing and coordinating strategies to achieve business growth and profitability through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures for Goodyear, the tire maker said.
Most recently, Mr. Navarro was senior vice president of corporate development for Solectron Corp. since 2002. Before that post, he was vice president, corporate development for the aerospace business at Honeywell International Inc. since 1997.
“Rick is a proven leader with a 25-year track record of success in business development in numerous industries,” said Robert Keegan, chairman and CEO, in a statement. “His focus has been on creating sustainable competitive advantages that generate superior returns for shareholders.”