Robert J. Keegan was Chairman of the Board of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company from July 1, 2003 until his retirement on October 1, 2010. He served as Goodyear’s President and Chief Executive Officer from January 1, 2003 to April 13, 2010. He joined the company on October 1, 2000, as Chief Operating Officer and a Director.
Prior to joining Goodyear, Keegan was President of the Consumer Imaging business and an Executive Vice President of Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y.
Keegan began his Kodak career in 1972 with distribution and marketing staff assignments in Rochester. He held a series of positions in finance and marketing in the United States and Europe before being named General Manager of Kodak New Zealand in 1986. Returning to Rochester in 1987, he was named Director of Finance for the Photographic Products Group. In 1990, he was named General Manager of Kodak Spain. In 1991, he was named General Manager of Consumer Imaging for Kodak’s European, Middle Eastern and African Region. In November 1993, he was elected a Corporate Vice President.
In 1995, Keegan left Kodak to join Avery Dennison Corp., in Pasadena, Calif., as Executive Vice President and Global Strategy Officer.
In July 1997, he returned to Kodak as President of Kodak Professional and was elected a Corporate Vice President. In October 1997, Keegan was appointed President of Consumer Imaging and elected a Senior Vice President. He became an Executive Vice President of Kodak in January 2000.
Keegan, who was born July 27, 1947 in New York, received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and a master of business administration degree in finance from the University of Rochester.
Robert J. Keegan