Proctor & Gamble's Geissler elected to Goodyear Board of Directors
Goodyear has announced the election of Werner Geissler, vice chairman of global operations for The Procter & Gamble Company, to the company’s Board of Directors as an independent director. “Werner brings to our Board of Directors more than three decades of valuable experience in brand and business leadership,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman and chief executive officer. “His consumer marketing expertise, along with his international insights, will be an asset as we continue to carry out our global strategy in 2011 and beyond.”
Geissler served two years in the German Air Force before graduating with a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Cologne. He holds an honorary doctorate from the International University in Geneva and an honorary ambassadorship from Hyogo Prefecture and Kobe City, Japan. He joined P&G in 1979, serving the company in various capacities for 30 years in brand and general management, and leading operations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He helped integrate several acquired businesses during his career and was named vice chairman of global operations in 2007.
With the addition of Geissler, the Goodyear Board of Directors has 13 members, 11 of them independent directors.