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Movers & Shakers: Goodyear Names New President of Americas Business Unit

By SEMA News Editors

Goodyear Names Ryan Waldron Americas Business President

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company announced that Ryan Waldron has been named president of the company's Americas business unit, reporting to CEO and President Mark Stewart. He succeeds Steven R. McClellan, who retired on April 1.

Ryan Waldron

Waldron joined Goodyear in 2003 and served in leadership roles in finance and supply chain for multiple North America business areas. In 2012, he was named vice president, supply chain, logistics and procurement, then served as vice president, sales operations and strategy; vice president, business and process integration; and vice president, global off-highway businesses and chemical operations. Most recently, Waldron served as president of Goodyear's North America consumer business.

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Tim Erdmann Named NHRA Vice President of Finance

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has named Tim Erdmann as its new vice president of finance.

Erdmann is based out of NHRA's San Dimas, California, office and has been the NHRA senior director of finance since 2020. He was hired by NHRA in 2019, first serving as an NHRA business manager.

As NHRA’s vice president of finance, Erdmann will oversee the organization's payroll, accounting, and finance departments.

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