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Goodyear names SVP, global sales and marketing

Staff writer |
Akron, Oh., USA - August 28, 2014, Akron, Oh., USA - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced the appointment of Richard Kellam as senior vice president, global sales and marketing, effective September 22, 2014.

Mr. Kellam joins Goodyear with more than 28 years’ experience in key sales and marketing leadership roles in global companies. Since 2009, he has served as global chief customer officer with Mars Incorporated, a manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products, responsible for building world class sales and customer capabilities and processes across all Mars business units.

During his 14 years with Mars, Mr. Kellam also held key leadership roles in its North American and European business units including more than three years as president of Mars Petcare Europe.

Prior to Mars, he spent seven years with William Wrigley Company in marketing and general management roles of increasing responsibility based in the U.S., Canada, India and Malaysia. Mr. Kellam began his career as an assistant brand manager with Playtex Limited and later served in marketing roles with Robin Hood Multifoods and Molson Breweries.


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