Board of Directors
James A. Firestone, president of corporate operations for Xerox Corporation, was elected to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Board of Directors on December 3, 2007. Firestone is also an executive vice president of Xerox Corporation. He served as president, Xerox North America from 2004 to 2008. He has also served as head of Xerox’s channels group and was the company’s chief strategy officer.
Before joining Xerox in 1998, Firestone worked for IBM Corporation as general manager of the Consumer Division and for Ameritech Corporation as president of Consumer Services. He began his business career in 1978 with American Express, where during his 15-year tenure he ultimately rose to president, Travelers Cheques.
Firestone is also a director of The Nomura Partners Fund (formerly The Japan Fund Inc).
James A. Firestone
Goodyear Board of Directors