Goodyear has announced the appointment of Thad Ewald as vice president of strategy and business development, effective from August 23. Ewald will report to the tire manufacturer’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Darren Wells.
Before joining Goodyear, Ewald previously held the position of vice president of corporate strategy and development at power products company Cummins, where he was responsible for the development of the company’s global strategy alongside a growth office that made investments into upcoming technologies, products, services and digital business initiatives.
In addition, Ewald also led the development of the company’s startup in both the electrified and hydrogen sectors, for which he handled joint ventures, acquisitions and divestiture transactions.
“Thad brings significant expertise in strategy development that will help the leadership team at Goodyear drive our long-term strategy and pursue growth opportunities for both our traditional and emerging businesses,” commented Wells.