AKRON (Nov. 4, 2004) — Goodyear has named Joseph Copeland, formerly president of the company's chemical business, senior vice president of business development, strategy and restructuring.
The Akron-based tire maker said the new appointment combines business development responsibilities formerly led by Rick Navarro plus strategic and restructuring initiatives that previously had been assigned to CFO Richard Kramer. Mr. Navarro is currently assigned to work on special strategic projects.
Mr. Copeland, 43, served as director of finance for both the Engineered Products and Chemical divisions at Goodyear. He joined the tire maker in August 2000.