GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO. -- Laura Thompson, 40, to vice president of business development. She was director of business development for North American tires.
Christopher Werner, 42, to vice president of manufacturing of its North American tire business unit. He was senior vice president of global operations for GST AutoLeather Inc, which supplies leather for luxury vehicles.
Goodyear of Akron, Ohio, supplies tires, hoses, interior trim, belts, molded rubber products and air springs.
PPG INDUSTRIES -- Joseph Stas, 49, to vice president, automotive original-equipment-manufacturer glass, effective July 1. He was director of strategic operations for fiberglass. He replaces Barry McGee, who is retiring after more than 34 years at PPG.
PPG of Pittsburgh supplies coatings, glass, fiberglass and chemicals.
SAINT-GOBAIN CORP. -- Carlos Nieves, 40, to general auditor. He was director of internal control for Rohm and Haas.
Saint-Gobain of Valley Forge, Pa., supplies glass, abrasives, fiberglass reinforcements, coatings, seals, bearings and compounds. It is a unit of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain of Paris.
KOLBENSCHMIDT PIERBURG AG -- Kumar Vaidyanathan, 43, to vice president of engineering and product development for its KS Bearings division.
He was director of product technology at Federal-Mogul Corp.
Kolbenschmidt Pierburg of Dusseldorf, Germany, makes pistons, emission control products, oil and water pumps, engine blocks, manifolds and bearings.
UNION STAMPING & ASSEMBLY INC. -- Robert Chapell, 41, to vice president of marketing and sales. He was executive director of new-business development for Magna International's Intier Automotive unit.
David Stonehouse, 40, to general manager of the company's South Charleston, W.Va., plant. He was a plant manager for Oxford Automotive Inc. in Greencastle Ind., and Alma, Mich.
Union Stamping of Cleveland supplies stamping and assemblies.