Goodyear Tires & Rubber Company has recently appointed Daniel L. Smytka as President for its Asia-Pacific operations. He was appointed by replacing Mr. Pierre Cohade who has reassigned from the company to explore a new opportunity. He will be with the company end of 2011 to assist with the transition.
Goodyear tires Chairman, President and CEO, Mr. Richard J. Kramer, said: “Dan is a strong and talented business professional and the ideal leader to take our Asia business to the next level of performance.”
Mr. Smytka was handling Goodyear tires Asia consumer business and subsequently led the relocation and expansion of the company’s factory in China. Mr. Smytka worked with General Electric and United Technologies Corporation prior to joining Goodyear in 2008, the statement said.