AKRON (April 22, 2015) — Goodyear was honored recently with the Pro Patria Award from the Ohio Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense.
Goodyear described the honor as the highest state-level award given to a civilian employer by the department.
Pro Patria Award honorees are employers that demonstrate exceptional support for the U.S. national defense, Goodyear said, by adopting personnel policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve.
“This award reflects Goodyear's ongoing commitment to supporting those who serve in the U.S. armed forces,” said Gary VanderLind, Goodyear North America vice president of human resources.
“We are honored by the recognition of our efforts to support the men and women who serve our country as members of the Guard or Reserve.”