Rome, Georgia Pirelli Tyre SpA has named Hugh Pace, formerly president of GoodyearÂ´s Asia Pacific region, to be chairman and CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc., effective 4 June.
Pace, 56, will replace Kevin Riddett and will work with Pirelli Tire President Gaetano Mannino.
Pace currently is vice president and managing director of Smithers Rapra Technology in Shropshire, England, a subsidiary of Akron-based Smithers Scientific Services Inc. He has held that position since last June.
Prior to that, Pace was with Goodyear for 30 years, including six…