AKRON—Michael A. Parnell has been appointed vice president of original equipment sales for Goodyear´s North American Tire division.
Parnell has been North American Tire´s director of business development and strategic initiatives, commercial tire systems, since March. He spent the previous two years as sales and marketing manager for the automotive aftermarket business in North America for the Engineered Products Division.
Parnell joined the company in 1981 as a co-op student. He has worked in a variety of positions, including global product planning, chemical products and engineered products. He worked for five years for Ryder Systems Inc. before rejoining Goodyear in 1997 as marketing manager for conveyor belts.