Goodyear names newest Board member
A 13th member has been appointed to Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s Board of Directors. This newest member is William J. Conaty, retired senior vice president of human resources for the General Electric Company.
“Bill Conaty is one of the most highly respected people in his field and is a true business leader,” said Goodyear chairman and chief executive officer Richard J. Kramer. “Bill’s experience in coaching and developing leaders and teams will be a tremendous asset to both our board of directors and our company.”
Conaty served as General Electric’s chief human resources officer from 1993 to 2007. He joined the company in 1967 and in his 40-year career moved through a progression of leadership roles in the company’s transportation, aerospace and aircraft engines businesses. Following his retirement from General Electric, he formed Conaty Consulting LLC and joined Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as an advisory operating partner. Conaty holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island where he currently is a trustee of the university.