AKRON (Oct. 4, 2004) — Goodyear has named former Eastman Kodak executive Pierre Cohade president of Goodyear's Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Cohade will replace Hugh Pace, who will retire after 30 years of service, Goodyear said.
Most recently executive vice president of the worldwide water and beverage division of Group Danone, Mr. Cohade spent the majority of his career in international positions with Kodak. Goodyear Chairman and CEO Robert Keegan also worked at Eastman Kodak.
“Obviously I know Pierre well from our previous experiences together and am confident that he will be the strong leader we need in this key role to replace Hugh Pace,” Mr. Keegan said in a statement.
Mr. Cohade worked at Kodak from 1985 to early 2003, when he joined Danone in Paris. From 1999 to 2001 he led the Asia-Pacific region for consumer imaging for Kodak.