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Kent State Names Jeff Moelich as New Goodyear Executive Professor

Posted Oct, 6, 2010

Kent State University has named former Eaton Corporation executive Jeff Moelich as the new Goodyear Executive Professor. The Goodyear Executive Professorship was established at Kent State's College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management in 1973 by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Under the direction of Charles J. Pilliod, then the chairman and chief executive officer of Goodyear, the Goodyear chair was intended to provide a bridge between the academic and business communities, and it continues to serve that role today.

Jeff MoelichThe university brings an experienced corporate executive to the Kent State campus to serve as the Goodyear Executive Professor to instruct students and to participate in and direct programs designed to enhance the preparedness of future managers and executives through the examination and mastery of real-world aspects of business.

Moelich, who joined the Kent State faculty in August, most recently served as senior vice president – internal audit and corporate officer at Eaton Corporation, a global power management company headquartered in Cleveland. Earlier in his career, he served as a director at General Motors and practice leader at Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Moelich graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.

The Office of the Goodyear Professor plans and coordinates the Charles J. Pilliod Lecture Series at Kent State. Several times every year since 1983, distinguished speakers address significant business issues and topics of related interest.

For more information on the Goodyear Executive Professorship, contact Kent State’s College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management at 330-672-2772 or visit

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