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Goodyear elects Hellman as board member

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AKRON (Oct. 13, 2010)—Goodyear has elected Peter Hellman, former president and chief financial officer of Nordson Corp., as the 12th member of the company's board of directors.

Hellman, who joined Nordson in 2000, spent 20 years prior to that in senior operating and financial management positions within the high technology, manufacturing and petroleum industries, Goodyear said.

In addition to his new role with Goodyear, Hellman serves as a director of Baxter International Inc., Owens-Illinois Inc. and Question Communications International Inc. He previously served as a director of Nordson, TRW Inc. and U.S. West Inc.

Nordson makes precision dispensing equipment for applying industrial liquid and powder coatings, adhesives and sealants to consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations.

“Peter Hellman is a respected leader with extensive leadership experience in successful international businesses,” said Richard Kramer, Goodyear chairman and CEO “His wide-ranging experience and knowledge will be of significant value to our board of directors.”