AKRON (Aug. 7) — Goodyear named W. Mark Schmitz executive vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Rich Kramer who earlier this year was named president of North American Tire.
Schmitz, 56, most recently served as vice president and CFO for Tyco International´s Fire and Security Segment. He joined Tyco in 2003 after spending much of his career at General Motors Corp.
Kramer, named to the North American Tire post after former president Jon Rich left in March, had continued as CFO until a replacement was found. Schmitz´s appointment is effective immediately.
Chairman and CEO Robert Keegan said Schmitz brings a successful track record, a familiarity with the automotive industry and considerable international experience to the job.
Schmitz has had assignments in England, Brazil and China, and he speaks Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese, Goodyear said.