WASHINGTON (Nov. 19, 2009)—The Rubber Manufacturers Association has elected Richard Kramer, chief operating officer of Goodyear and president of Goodyear's North American Tire business unit, as chairman of the board for the coming two years.
Kramer succeeds Jim MacMaster, executive vice president, business division, for Yokohama Tire Corp.
“A strong, effective trade association is crucial to ensuring that industry concerns and issues are heard by federal and state policymakers,” Kramer said in an RMA statement. “I am looking forward to my term as RMA chairman and working with my industry colleagues to address the public policy and regulatory issues and challenges before us.”
“Jim MacMaster provided valuable time, energy and leadership during the past two years,” said RMA president and CEO Charles Cannon. “We look forward to continued strong leadership with Rich Kramer.”
Kramer has served on the RMA board since 2007 and has chaired the association's finance committee.