AKRON (Dec. 8, 2006) — Goodyear has named Johann Finkelmeier vice president and general manager of original equipment tires in its North American Tire unit.
Finkelmeier has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive field. Most recently he was executive vice president, global strategy and business development OE/OES sales for Akebono North America. He has been president of ThyssenKrupp Steel North America, and worked in various positions at Kloeckner & Co., including president of the Northern Group of KloecknerNamasco Corp.
He will maintain offices in Akron and Southfield, Mich.