AKRON—Global strategy veteran Thad Ewald will become Goodyear's vice president of strategy and business development on Aug. 23.
He will report to Darren Wells, Goodyear's executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Wells said Ewald "brings significant expertise in strategy development that will help the leadership team at Goodyear drive our long-term strategy and pursue growth opportunities for both our traditional and emerging businesses."
Ewald previously was vice president, corporate strategy and development for Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of power products. There, he was responsible for the development of the company's global strategy as well as the company's growth office that invested in new technologies including products, services and digital business initiatives, Goodyear said.
Ewald also helped in the development of Cummins' start-up in the electrified and hydrogen power segment and was responsible for joint ventures, acquisitions and divestiture transactions.