Mr. William John Sharp
Mr. Sharp has over 40 years of experience in the tire manufacturing industry. Since 2001, Mr. Sharp has been president of Global Industrial Consulting, a consulting firm. He is currently also a director of the following companies: Ferro Corporation, a NYSE-listed company, Exceed Co. Ltd., a NASDAQ-listed company, Xingda International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company, and the Acquity Group LLC. Ferro Corporation produces performance materials, and Mr. Sharp is the chairman of the audit committee and is also a member of the compensation and finance committees. Xingda International Holdings Limited manufactures components for radial tires and Mr. Sharp serves as the chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee. Exceed Co. Ltd. produces footwear, apparel and accessories, and he is the chairman of the audit and the compensation committees. Acquity Group LLC, is a multi-channel commerce and digital marketing company, where he serves as a member of the audit and compensation committees. Mr. Sharp joined The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1964 and was the president of its North America Tire group from 1999 to 2000. He was the president of Goodyear's Global Support Operations from 1996 to 1999, and the president of Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Sharp received his bachelors of science degree in industrial engineering from Ohio State University in 1963.