AKRON—The University of Akron's long relationship with Goodyear continues as company Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer will address students, faculty and guests on Sept. 17.
The university said Aug. 28 that Kramer will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum. The event is at 1:15 p.m. in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union Gardner Theater.
Kramer, who was named CEO in 2010 after a decade of rising through Goodyear's leadership ranks, has increased Goodyear's operating income five-fold since taking the reins of the company the university said.
"We are delighted and honored to welcome Richard Kramer to campus," said Susan Hanlon, interim dean of the College of Business Administration, in an announcement. "Our students are very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by the successful leader of one of the world's most iconic companies."