News Dunlop Announces Key Organizational Changes

Dunlop Announces Key Organizational Changes

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Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America recently announced important organizational and operational changes in the motorcycle division.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, select business functions of the organization will relocate from Buffalo, N.Y., to the Akron, Ohio, headquarters of Goodyear. This will include non-field based Sales positions, Marketing, Customer Service, Supply Chain and non-plant related Human Resources.

This move will allow our business to enhance our quality customer service, while also adding resources to the motorcycle division.

To capitalize on the benefits of being close to the production facilities, Dunlop’s Research and Development department will remain in Buffalo.

From an organizational standpoint, Mike Buckley has been promoted to Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and R&D, and will be assuming the additional management responsibilities for R&D at the Buffalo plant.

In addition, Mike Manning has been promoted to the newly created position of General Manager Marketing. In Mike’s new expanded role, he will oversee all aspects of marketing in each of the targeted market segments, and report directly to Mr. Buckley.

Chuck Mick (President and Chairman of Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America) says: “Dunlop has always delivered market-driven, industry leading products to powersports customers. These organizational changes will lead to even better and more timely new products.”

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