Goodyear has elected Thomas Williams, chairman and CEO of Parker-Hannifin, to its board.

“We are pleased to welcome Tom to the Goodyear Board of Directors,” said Goodyear chairman, CEO and president, Richard Kramer. “He is a proven chief executive with more than 30 years of international operations experience and particular expertise on complex and cyclical businesses.

“Tom’s extensive knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, logistics and innovation, along with a track record of focussing on safety and sustainability, will be a tremendous asset to our board.”

Williams has served as CEO of Parker-Hannifin, manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, since February, 2015 and as chairman of Parker since January 2016.

Prior to joining Parker-Hannifin, Williams was employed by General Electric Company for 22 years, where he held various executive operating positions for four different GE business groups: Capital, Aviation, Lighting and Transportation.

He is a member of the board for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and a member of the Business Roundtable and The Business Council.