Richard J. Kramer

Chairman, CEO & President

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award

Rich Kramer is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  He became CEO in 2010 and was elected Chairman by Goodyear’s Board of Directors later the same year.

Kramer’s appointment as CEO culminated a steady rise through the company in a series of key leadership roles over the course of a decade. After joining Goodyear in 2000 as vice president of corporate finance, he served as vice president of finance for the company’s North America business from 2002 to 2003. 

As executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2004 to 2007, Kramer led the successful effort to restructure Goodyear’s debt and improve the company’s capital structure.

Before joining Goodyear, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent 13 years including a three-year assignment based in Paris, France.

Kramer attended John Carroll University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.  He has served on JCU’s Board of Trustees since 2007 as an active alumni.

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