Goodyear Appoints New Senior Veep of Global Operations

Following Christopher W. Clark’s retirement after 36 years with the company, Goodyear Tire & Rubber announced that starting from October 5, John "Jack" D. Fish is the new senior vice president of global operations.

According to a company release, Fish will be in charge with overseeing manufacturing and related supply chain activities throughout all the units.

The 54-year-old worked for about 29 years at the General Electric Company, as vice president of consumer global supply chain for GE's Consumer and Industrial business, before joining Goodyear.

As a short resume, Fish began his career in 1980 with GE's Aircraft Engines business. He joined GE's Transportation Systems business in 1997 as general manager of global supply chain. In 2001, he was promoted to vice president of supply chain for the Global Lighting business, and, in 2004, he moved to his most recent role with the Consumer and Industrial business.

"Jack had an impressive track record at General Electric of improving global manufacturing and supply chain processes to drive customer service, efficiency and quality," said Robert J. Keegan, Goodyear's chairman and CEO. "We are extremely pleased to welcome Jack as part of our team, and at the same time want to thank Chris Clark for his many valuable contributions throughout his 36 years with Goodyear."

"Jack's background and experience are a great fit for Goodyear,"
said Richard J. Kramer, Goodyear's COO and president, North American Tire. "We are confident that Jack's demonstrated leadership will help us take our efforts on global advantaged supply chain and productivity to the next level, in particular as it relates to our new four-year contract with the United Steelworkers."
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