Goodyear announces changes to finance leadership

Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s Board of Directors has elected two members of the company’s finance leadership team to new roles. Scott Honnold, vice-president and treasurer, was elected vice-president, Business Development. Tom Kaczynski, vice-president, Investor Relations, was elected vice-president, Treasurer & Investor Relations. The changes take effect 1 January 2014.

“During his tenure as treasurer, Scott has played a key role in helping us achieve our financial goals. We look forward to his leadership and contributions in his new role leading business development,” said Laura Thompson, executive vice-president and chief financial officer. “Tom has been a great addition to the Goodyear team. His considerable corporate finance experience, which includes previous treasury leadership responsibility, makes Tom ideally suited for this new assignment. I am confident that Scott and Tom will make seamless transitions to their new roles, enabling us to continue our momentum in executing our financial goals.”

Honnold has been vice-president and treasurer since 2010. He joined Goodyear in 2007 as assistant treasurer, Capital Markets and Risk Management. Prior to that, he held financial leadership positions with Saks Incorporated, Books-A-Million and NationsBank. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from IthacaCollege and a Master of Business Administration degree from WakeForestUniversity.

Kaczynski joined Goodyear in early 2013 from Affinia Group Inc., where he had been vice-president and corporate treasurer since 2005. Prior to that he was director of affiliate financing for Visteon Corporation and previously held a number of management positions at Ford Motor Company. Kaczynski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

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