AKRON (April 14, 2010)—Richard Kramer officially took office as the Goodyear's CEO and president, replacing Robert Keegan, who remains with the company as executive chairman, at the company's 2010 annual shareholders meeting.
In his address at the meeting, Kramer said he is confident in Goodyear's ability to grow as global economies recover, which he said is supported by the company's strong brand portfolio, new product offerings, large retailer network and enhanced supply chain capabilities.
Also during the meeting, Goodyear shareholders re-elected 12 members of the company's board of directors: Keegan, Kramer, James Boland, James Firestone, W. Alan McCollough, Denise Morrison, Rodney O'Neal, Shirley Peterson, Stephanie Streeter, G. Craig Sullivan, Thomas Weidemeyer and Michael Wessel.
Shareholders also ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. as the Akron-based tire maker's independent registered public accounting firm for 2010.