AKRON—Goodyear´s North American Tire Division has named William R. Cook vice president of human resources and Philip A. Brown manager of its Lawton, Okla., passenger tire plant.
Cook joined the firm in March 2001 as director of human resource shared services. He later was named director of human resources for the firm´s chemical and engineered products divisions.
Before coming to the tire company, Cook worked in human resource leadership positions with Armco Steel Corp., United Technologies Corp. and Carrier Air Conditioning Co.
Brown has spent 27 years with Goodyear, primarily in human resources and manufacturing. He was named manager of organizational development in 1993, and later served in human resources assignments. Since August 2000, he has been vice president of human resources for the tire unit.