AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2015 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that Peter R. Rapin will join the company as vice president and treasurer. He will report to Laura K. Thompson, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Rapin most recently served as vice president, treasury and tax for TRW Automotive (now part of ZF Friedrichshafen AG) where he directed the global treasury, tax, insurance, and pension functions.
"We are pleased to welcome Peter to the Goodyear team," said Thompson. "He is an accomplished finance executive with extensive treasury experience, an in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry and a proven leadership track record in corporate finance."
Prior to joining TRW in 2003, Rapin spent eight years with Engelhard Corp., a specialty chemical company, where he served as treasurer from 1998 to 2003 and assistant treasurer from 1995 to 1998. He began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 1981 where he held various senior treasury positions.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duquesne University.
Rapin will succeed Thomas Kaczynski who has served as Goodyear's treasurer since January 2014. Kaczynski is leaving the company for another opportunity, effective August 28, 2015.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 67,000 people and manufactures its products in 50 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.