Mobil Vet O'Leary to Head PR at Goodyear
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Mobil Vet O'Leary to Head PR at Goodyear

Robert O’Leary, who led the global communications function for Mobil Corporation before its merger with Exxon, has been named senior vice president of global communications at Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

Paul Holmes

AKRON, February 25—Robert O’Leary, who led the global communications function for Mobil Corporation before its merger with Exxon, has been named senior vice president of global communications at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He will report to Sam Gibara, chairman and chief executive officer, and will be responsible for developing and executing a global communications strategy.
“Bob brings to Goodyear a wealth of experience in leading some of the most notable global communications programs in the corporate world,” said Gibara.  “We look to Bob to put his skills and experience to work in delivering Goodyear’s important messages to our external and internal constituencies around the world.”
 

For four years until 2000 leading up to the merger with Exxon, O’Leary was general manager of global public affairs reporting to the chairman and CEO. He also served as vice president, public affairs and communications, for distilled spirits leader Bacardi Limited.
 
Said O’Leary, “Goodyear is a name associated with excellence in the marketplace, a reputation built over decades by the people of Goodyear. I am excited by the opportunity to communicate that proud heritage while also conveying the important changes that are taking place in the world of Goodyear today.”
 
Before Mobil and Bacardi, O’Leary spent the majority of his career in communications management in the technology sector. For seven years through 1995, he was vice president of public relations and advertising for Unisys Corporation. He also spent the prior 11 years with IBM, overseeing a range of U.S. and international public relations and advertising programs. He began his career at United Technologies Corporation.

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