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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, based in Akron, Ohio, USA, is the third largest tire maker in the world, behind Japan's Bridgestone and France's Michelin. Goodyear has retail stores selling tires and providing automotive repair. It also sells tires to the world's automakers. Brands include Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Fulda, Debica, and Sava. [1] [2]

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Ad boycott against Air America Radio

Goodyear refused to advertise on the progressive Air America Radio. In October 2006, around 90 companies, including Goodyear, told ABC Radio Networks that they did not want their ads to play on radio stations that carried Air America Radio. [3] [4] [5]

Political contributions

Goodyear gave $225,000 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 16% to Democrats and 84% to Republicans. [6]


The company spent $1,520,000 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. $280,000 went to five lobbying firms, including The Livingston Group, Covington & Burling, and Alston & Bird, with the remainder being spent using in-house lobbyists. [7]


Key executives and 2006 pay: [8]          Options
Robert J. Keegan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer    N/A    N/A
Richard J. Kramer, President of North American Tire Business    N/A    N/A
C. Thomas Harvie, General Counsel    N/A    N/A
Joseph M. Gingo, Chief Technology Officer    $1,930,000    $140,000

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [9]

Contact details

1144 E. Market Street
Akron, OH 44316
Phone: 330-796-2121
Fax: 330-796-2222

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Goodyear Profile, Hoovers, accessed October 2007.
  2. Goodyear Profile, Yahoo Finance, accessed October 2007.
  3. Marc Fisher, "Air America, in the Throes of Victory?", The Washington Post, December 10, 2006.
  4. "Air America on Ad Blacklist?", FAIR, October 31, 2006.
  5. "Air America Blackout", memo, October 25, 2006.
  6. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed October 2007.
  7. Goodyear lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed October 2007.
  8. Goodyear Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed October 2007.
  9. Pg 107, Board of Directors, Goodyear, accessed October 2007.