AKRON (Aug. 21, 2015) — Chris Delaney has been named president-elect of Goodyear's Asia Pacific business unit.
He will join the company on Monday, Aug. 24, and assume full responsibility for the business on Jan. 1, the Akron-based tire maker said, adding that Daniel L. Smytka, president of Goodyear's Asia Pacific business since 2011, will work closely with Mr. Delaney on the transition. Mr. Smytka will then move to another leadership role, reporting to Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard J. Kramer.
Goodyear also announced that Peter R. Rapin has joined the company as vice president and treasurer. He will report to Laura K. Thompson, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Mr. Delaney, a native of Huntington, N.Y., comes to Goodyear with more than 30 years of global leadership experience in Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and the Middle East, Goodyear said. For the past four years, he was the CEO of Goodman Fielder Ltd., the largest public food company in Australia and New Zealand.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris to Goodyear in this important role,” Mr. Kramer said. “He is a proven leader who has spent extensive time in the Asia Pacific region during his career and joins us at a critical time as we drive for growth amid challenging economic conditions in the region.”