Stephen R. McClellan has been named president of the North American Tire business unit of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

McClellan will continue to be responsible for North American Tire’s consumer tire business until a successor is named.

“Steve brings strong leadership and a proven track record of delivering results,” said Richard J. Kramer, Goodyear’s chairman, president & CEO. “Steve’s career of more than 20 years at Goodyear has included progressively larger leadership positions within North American Tire. His success in running the North American consumer and commercial tire businesses and his strong relationships with customers make him a natural successor to the role.”

McClellan has spent his entire career at Goodyear, joining the company in 1988. In December 2001, he moved into the commercial tire business, serving as president of Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, Goodyear’s national network of commercial tire sales, retreading and service centers. He was promoted to vice president, Commercial Tire Systems in September 2003 and has been the president of Goodyear’s North American consumer tire business since August 2008.