John McGlade elected to Goodyear Board
The Board of Directors at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company now has 12 members following the election of John E. McGlade. When not sitting on Goodyear’s board, McGlade is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
“We are pleased to have John McGlade join the Goodyear Board of Directors,” said Goodyear chairman and CEO Richard J. Kramer. “He is a respected business leader with significant operational experience and a background of driving growth in emerging markets.”
McGlade has served as president and CEO of Air Products since 2007 and chairman of the board since 2008. He joined Air Products in 1976 and held various positions within its Industrial Gases division before being named general manager of the Chemical and Process Industries division in 1994 and vice-president of the division in 1996. McGlade was named vice-president and general manager, Chemical and Process Industries and Energy Systems in 1998, vice-president and general manager, Performance Materials in 2001 and vice-president, Chemicals Group in 2003. Later that year, he was named group vice-president, Chemicals Group. McGlade was appointed president and chief operating officer in 2006 before assuming his current position.
Other commitments include serving on the Board of Directors at the American Chemistry Council and the executive committee of the Council on Competitiveness. McGlade is also a trustee of Lehigh University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering in 1976 and a Master of Business Administration in 1980.