AKRON—Goodyear has named Rick Navarro senior vice president of business development and integration, Guy Villa account executive for Ford Motor Co. and Edward W. Markey vice president of public relations and communications for its North American Tire business.
Navarro previously was vice president of business development. He joined the firm in October from Solectron Corp., where he was senior vice president of corporate development. He also has worked at Rockwell International Corp., Citicorp, Bank of America N.A. , Citibank N.A. and Honeywell International Inc.
Villa previously worked as a technical liaison between Goodyear and Japanese original equipment accounts. He came to the company in 1989, and has served as a vehicle test driver, tire designer, automotive engineer and commercial tire salesman.
Markey most recently was vice president of communications for the Cleveland Cavaliers/Gund Arena Co. Before that he spent six years as vice president of sports press and special projects for NBC Sports in New York.