Former Goodyear head Stanley C. Gault dies aged 90.
Stanley C. Gault, former head of both Goodyear and Rubbermaid Inc., died June 29 at age 90.
Although he was chairman of Goodyear for just five years, from 1991-96, Mr. Gault is credited with helping Goodyear shift from a manufacturing-driven company to one with a market-back consumer focus.
“The commitment to helping our customers grow their businesses started with Stan, Goodyear said in a statement. “Emphasizing the importance of sales and marketing in our company started with Stan.
“Above all, Stan Gault realized the strength of the Goodyear brand began with its dedicated people. He was the first to make everyone who worked at Goodyear feel part of the company by referring to us as ‘associates.’ ”