AKRON (July 29, 2013) — Tom Kaczynski has joined Goodyear as vice president of investor relations.
Mr. Kaczynski, who will report to Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer, joins the Akron-based tire maker from Affinia Group Inc., where he had been vice president and corporate treasurer. At Affinia, which he joined in 2005, he established the company's treasury office and led financing and investor relations activities.
Mr. Kaczynski began his career as a design engineer at Caterpillar Inc., joining Ford Motor Co. in 1992 as a financial analyst. He later held positions of increased responsibility there in marketing and finance, including project manager for relationship marketing and international financing manager. In 2000, he became part of the team responsible for the spin-off of Visteon Corp. from Ford, and joined Visteon as director of affiliate financing.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.