kristina schnepfDow Chemical's Kristina Schnepf has rolled to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as VP of communication for its North American business.

Schnepf, 45, makes the move to Akron, Ohio, after 22 years at Michigan-based Dow, where she worked a swath of PR duties like crisis communications, media relations and internal comms.

She reports directly to Goodyear NA president Steve McClellan and works under chief communications officer Paul Fitzhenry, a two-year Goodyear alum who is also SVP of global comms.

Goodyear, founded in Akron in 1898, posted 2013 global revenues of $19.5B. It has 50 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries and in May said it is currently mulling Americas sites for a $500M state-of-the-art facility to produce an estimated six million tires per year.