AKRON — Laura Thompson, Goodyear's executive vice president and chief financial officer, plans to retire in the first quarter of 2019 after 35 years with the company.
Ms. Thompson joined Goodyear in 1983 and held a wide range of key finance and business roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in her appointment as executive vice president and CFO in 2013.
Prior to that, she played a key role in the turnaround of Goodyear's North America business as vice president of finance, the company said. Earlier, she led business development and investor relations for the company.
"We extend our sincere gratitude to Laura for the outstanding leadership she has provided throughout her career," said Richard Kramer, chairman, CEO and president.
"Our entire company — from our business units to our finance teams — has benefited from her substantial contributions to making Goodyear a strong competitor in our industry. Laura has left an indelible mark on our company and everyone she has worked with in her time at Goodyear."
Goodyear said it has commenced a search for Ms. Thompson's successor.