AKRON — Goodyear has named new leaders for its European and Asia business units, changes that in turn will elevate Scott Rogers to president, North American consumer.
Goodyear promoted Chris Delaney to president of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit and Ryan Patterson to president of the Asia Pacific business unit, succeeding Mr. Delaney, who in turn is replacing the retiring Jean-Claude Kihn.
Mr. Rogers, chief marketing officer for the North America consumer business since 2009, is succeeding Mr. Patterson.
Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer called Messrs. Delaney, Patterson and Rogers "proven Goodyear leaders" and said their filling these key roles "will enable us to further execute our strategy, deliver on our business objectives and create sustainable value for our shareholders."
Mr. Delaney, 56, has been president of the Asia Pacific business since joining the company in 2015. During that time, the business delivered record results and increased the value of the brand, Goodyear said. Among his accomplishments was expanding the footprint of Goodyear retail outlets across China.