AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) announced today that Tom Kaczynski has joined the company as vice president of investor relations. He will report to Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Kaczynski joins Goodyear from Affinia Group Inc., where he had been vice president and corporate treasurer. At Affinia Group, Kaczynski established the company's treasury office and led financing and investor relations activities.
Kaczynski began his career as a design engineer at Caterpillar, Inc. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1992 as a financial analyst and later held positions of increased responsibility in marketing and finance, including project manager for relationship marketing and international financing manager. In 2000, he became part of the team responsible for the spin-off of Visteon Corporation from Ford, joining Visteon as director of affiliate financing. He joined Affinia Group in 2005.Kaczynski received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. "We are excited to have Tom join the Goodyear team. His wealth of experience in finance and treasury will be of great benefit to the company and our investor base," said Wells. Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs approximately 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 52 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear or its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate. GT-FN SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company