THE Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced it was recently named a Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator for its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies. This is the third-straight year that it has been recognized by Thomson Reuters, according to Goodyear.
“This recognition is further evidence of Goodyear’s ability to drive innovation,” said Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Kramer. “The market-back approach we take to delivering new products is a critical focus for us in the competitive global tire industry and helps us align our R&D efforts with Goodyear’s global strategy. This ultimately helps us deliver sustainable value to the marketplace.”
The Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator program, an initiative of Thomson Reuters’ IP Solutions business, honors the 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics, Goodyear said.
From the first all-season radial tire to environmentally friendly concepts like the use of soybean oil and BioIsoprene in tires, Goodyear said it has an established reputation as a leader in tire innovation.