AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) announced today that Christina Zamarro has been named vice president of investor relations effectively immediately. She will report to Laura Thompson, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
"Christina combines a deep knowledge of the Goodyear business and the tire industry along with an in-depth understanding of the financial markets and strong leadership and communications skills," said Thompson. "I look forward to her contributions in this key role interacting with the investor community." "We also thank Tom Kaczynski, who provided leadership for both the Treasury and Investor Relations functions since the beginning of the year. Tom will continue leading our Treasury team and providing strong focus for our Treasury activities," said Thompson. Zamarro has been assistant treasurer, capital markets and risk management since 2010 with responsibility for the company's global capital markets, creditor relations, risk management and pension asset management activities. She joined Goodyear in 2007 as treasury manager, financial strategy, and later became director, financial strategy. Prior to joining Goodyear, Zamarro spent nine years with Ford Motor Company in a variety of treasury and financial roles. She began her career at Ford in financial planning and analysis roles within the manufacturing and financial services groups. She later joined Ford's treasury organization and held several positions of increasing responsibility in areas including capital markets, interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange management. Zamarro received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs approximately 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 53 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, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate. GT-FN