AKRON (June 29, 2005) — Goodyear has installed the general manager of its chemical division to general manager for global off-the-road tires, effective June 24.
John Sweeney, who was named to the chemical post last November, will be replaced by Tom Grolemund, former director of chemical product supply.
In the OTR tire post, Mr. Sweeney will look to improve OTR operations and financial performance. The business has faced an industry-wide product shortage since last year, Goodyear said.
“We must refocus on customer and end-user needs,” Mr. Sweeney said in a statement. “In these challenging times, demand has risen dramatically, and we must take the necessary steps to lessen the impact of this shortage on their operations.”
Mr. Sweeney joined Goodyear in 1981 and has worked in the tire and engineered products divisions as well.