Goodyear South Africa appoints new Managing Director

Richard Fourie is appointed to the helm in Goodyear South Africa

Goodyear South Africa has appointed Richard Fourie to the position of Managing Director.
With over 25 years’ management and leadership experience from various industries across the globe, Mr Fourie has returned to South Africa from Singapore, where he was the Asia Pacific Marketing Director for Goodyear. Born and raised in Ermelo in Mpumalanga, he said he is thrilled at the opportunity to lead the Goodyear team in his country of birth.

“I am excited to be back home in South Africa to take up this new challenge,” says Mr Fourie. “Goodyear has been an active contributor to the development of South Africa’s mobility sector for over seven decades. I look forward to building on our successful legacy to continue delivering on our promises to customers, consumers and stakeholders while playing an active role in enabling a seamless, smooth and safe mobility experience today, and into the future”.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company:

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to


April 2022

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Group Communications Manager South Africa
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