AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) was named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator today, recognizing its achievements as one of the world's most innovative companies. This is the second year in a row that Goodyear has been recognized by Thomson Reuters, which honors organizations around the world based on a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.
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"This recognition is further evidence that Goodyear is continuing its drive as the tire industry's innovation leader," stated Chief Technology Officer Joseph Zekoski. "Whether it's the innovative tread zones and evolving traction grooves in the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season tire or future breakthroughs such as Air Maintenance Technology, Goodyear is leading with innovative products that consumers need and want."
"Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological advancement," said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. "We congratulate the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator companies and their leaders for recognizing the important role innovation plays in the successes of today and of tomorrow."
To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to www.top100innovators.com.
Thomson Reuters is a leading source of information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets. For the Top 100 list, Thomson Reuters analyzed patent data and related metrics in a proprietary methodology to identify the companies and institutions that lead the world in innovation activity.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 71,000 people and manufactures its products in 53 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.
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