ATLANTA — Combining two legacy brands, such as Goodyear and Bridgestone, into a cohesive joint operation is a challenge that requires collaboration and logistics.
Bridgestone Corporation announced its 2019 motorsport plan. Bridgestone supports various domestic and overseas motorsports, ranging from top-level professional series to grassroots amateur races, primarily by supplying Bridgestone Potenza tires for car races and Bridgestone Battlax tires for motorcycle races.
Firestone has had a monopoly on the IndyCar field since 1999. Photo by Motorsport Images-LAT
Akron, Ohio – Bridgestone Americas Inc. plans to build a dedicated racing tire plant in Akron near its technical centre, company officials have announced.
The facility will replace an existing race-tire unit in the original Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Plant One building, said Cara Adams, chief engineer at Bridgestone Americas Motorsports.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada are planning to increase prices on Firestone-brand radial truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. and Canada by 4 percent, effective Feb. 1.
“Rob has been influential in shaping market strategy for the OTR tire business and has played a critical role in delivering key product launches,” said Bridget Neal, President, OTR, U.S. and Canada, BATO. “His proven leadership and deep understanding of our customer base will enable us to deliver integrated products, services and technologies that meet the emerging needs of our customers.”
In her new role, Walsh will lead Firestone Ag sales strategy and execution in North America. She will oversee a portfolio of business that includes agricultural tires, tracks and integrated tire-wheel assemblies in both the OE and replacement tire channels.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. announced new senior hires to lead business functions and better enable the company’s growth, Bridgestone says.
Rebecca Vest has joined the company as senior vice president, procurement and strategic sourcing partnerships, and Andrea Arrowsmith joins the tiremaker as its vice president of transformation initiatives and enterprise project management office (EPMO).
Bridgestone Americas and Bridgestone Canada announced the voluntary noncompliance recall of 2,700 tires from four commercial truck tire models. The tires are all-position, wide-base radials in size 425/65R22.5.
—Firestone FS818 tires with date codes 2318 and 2418;
—Bridgestone M854 tires with date codes 2418 and 2518;
—Bridgestone M860A tires with date code 2518; and
—Bridgestone M864 tires with date codes 2318 and 2418.
AKRON — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plan to increase replacement market prices Oct. 1 on passenger and light truck tires sold in the U.S.
From Tire Review
Bridgestone Americas has announced that Eric Higgs, current vice president of marketing, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has been named president, truck and bus and retread tires, U.S. and Canada, BATO, effective Sept. 1. Higgs succeeds Joseph Saoud, who recently assumed the position of president, BATO Latin America.