The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Compan has revealed that Laura K. Thompson, the executive vice president and chief financial officer has informed the company of her intention to retire in the first quarter of 2019 after 35 years of service.
Thompson joined Goodyear in 1983 and served in a wide range of key finance and business roles of increasing responsibility culminating in her appointment as executive vice president and chief financial officer in 2013.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to Laura for the outstanding leadership she has provided throughout her career,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “Our entire company – from our business units to our finance teams – has benefited from her substantial contributions to making Goodyear a strong competitor in our industry.”
“As I look ahead to marking 35 years with Goodyear in the coming months, I have given this decision a great deal of thought and concluded that the time is right for me to take this step,” said Thompson.