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Iain McDaniels appointed new president for Goodyear China

SHANGHAI – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. appointed Iain McDaniels, former vice president of PV tire division Goodyear China, as the new president of Goodyear China, effective on September 17, according to a company news release.

Iain’s predecessor, Leslie Wong, has been named as vice president of Goodyear Asia Pacific, responsible for sales promotion.

Iain joined Goodyear in 2005, and served as vice president of PV tire division Goodyear China during the past three years. He held several key positions at Goodyear China and Asia Pacific, including vice president of marketing for Goodyear North Asia, president for Goodyear Taiwan and Korea; director of aircraft tire division for Goodyear Asia Pacific, manager of business project and planning for Goodyear Asia Pacific.

“Iain has a deep understanding of China market, and I believe that he will further promote the performance of Goodyear in China operations,” said Dan Smytka, president for Goodyear Asia Pacific.

Goodyear entered the Chinese market in 1994 and has 2,600 employees in China. It has more than 50 dealers and 1,000 retail shops throughout the country. Goodyear Dalian Tire Co., Ltd. became its wholly-owned subsidiary in 2008.

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