AKRON (July 8, 2004) — Goodyear has named Michael Parnell vice president, original equipment sales, for its North American Tire unit.
Mr. Parnell had served as NAT's director of business development and strategic initiatives, commercial tire systems, since March. For the two years before that, he worked as North American sales and marketing manager of the automotive aftermarket business in the Engineered Products division. He joined Goodyear in 1981.
In his new post, Goodyear said Mr. Parnell will serve as the tire maker's primary contact for original equipment manufacturers in the automotive industry.