DETROIT — The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has appointed Tom Bender, director, information technology-North American Tire (NAT) for Goodyear Tire & Rubber, to the association’s board of directors.
The AIAG board provides strategic direction and oversees the group’s collaborative efforts to enhance the global automotive supply chain, including initiatives in automatic identification, collaborative engineering and product development, e-commerce, electronic data interchange, early warning signs, finance, materials management, occupational health and safety, quality, regulatory issues, returnable containers, telecommunications and truck & heavy equipment.
Bender has more than 30 years of experience in information technology at Goodyear. In his current role, he is responsible for information technology operations for NAT, a $7 billion division of Goodyear with operations in the United States and Canada. Previously, he was manager, integration and projects, where his responsibilities included the implementation of special projects with the NAT division’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. His prior positions include business process manager-supply, plant controller of the company’s Fayetteville plant in North Carolina and applications systems manager. He began his career as a staff member in information technology.
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