AKRON (May 16, 2011)—Goodyear has hired Gregory A. Fritz as vice president, investor relations.
Fritz will succeed Patrick R. Stobb, who has been named to a senior finance position in Goodyear's North American Tire business. Stobb has had responsibility for the company's investor relations since 2008.
Fritz previously served as assistant treasurer and senior director, investor relations for Whirlpool Corp.
Prior to joining Whirlpool in 2007, Fritz was director of corporate finance and business planning and analysis at Stoneridge Inc.
He was a senior research analyst at Midwest Research from 2000 to 2002 and a research associate at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1997 to 2000, where he covered the automotive industry.
Fritz will report to Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer.