The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named David Phillips senior vice president and general counsel, effective June 4.

This change reflects the upcoming departure of David Bialosky, who is retiring from Goodyear after a decade of service. Bialosky will remain with the company as an officer through his retirement date of Sept. 30 to assist with the transition.

Phillips, who is currently associate general counsel, Americas, joined Goodyear in 2011 as senior legal counsel, real estate and finance, and later advanced to his current role, where he oversaw the legal affairs of the Americas business unit, including leading the staff of attorneys and paralegals who support it. Phillips has served in a leadership role on numerous key initiatives for the company, including launching TireHub, its distribution joint venture.

Additionally, the company announced that Dan Young, senior legal counsel and assistant secretary, will become secretary and associate general counsel. Young joined Goodyear in 2007 and since then has provided legal counsel on securities law, finance, corporate governance, and executive compensation matters, as well as support for the board of directors.

Phillips will report to CEO and President Richard J. Kramer; Young will report to Phillips.