Goodyear creates new position to oversee Canadian tire business

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AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear has appointed Charles “Chuck” Mick to the newly created position of vice-president and general manager, North American holdings and integration. Mick had previously served as vice-president and general manager of the company’s Global Off-Highway tire business, since 2003.

In his new role, Mick will have general management responsibility for Goodyear’s Canadian tire business, and will oversee Goodyear’s interests in Tire & Wheel Assembly. In addition, he will be responsible for leading the integration of Goodyear’s North American shared services activities in support of the company’s strategic efforts to drive additional cost savings.

Joseph Copeland, CEO of Goodyear’s South Pacific Tyre business in Australia, will succeed Mick as vice-president and general manager of the Global Off-Highway tire business with responsibility for Goodyear’s worldwide off-the-road, aviation and race tire business units.

“Chuck has done an outstanding job in turning around our off-highway businesses, and is ideally suited to his new role at a time when his leadership will be instrumental in our efforts to strengthen the overall
business,” said Jon Rich, president of Goodyear’s North American Tire business. “And we are delighted to welcome Joe back to Akron. Joe is a proven leader with a rich background in the automotive and technology industries where he served with distinction at both Ford and Intel.”

Since joining Goodyear, Copeland has moved rapidly through positions of increasing responsibility, including senior vice-president of business development, strategy and restructuring, and president of Goodyear’s former chemical division. Copeland holds a BBA in accounting and a JD in law from Baylor University, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Mick joined Goodyear in 1969 and has held various managerial and executive positions including vice-president and comptroller for Kelly-Springfield, vice-president dealer sales and vice-president business
development. He received his BS degree in accounting from the University of Akron.

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