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October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Names New GCR President

Photo: Bridgestone Americas Inc.

As president, Harmon will drive the strategic growth of GCR commercial tire and service store locations in North America.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Promotions, Tires, People, Leadership

September 18, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Names Head of North American Commercial Business

Scott Damon Photo: Bridgeston Americas

Bridgestone Americas has announced that Scott Damon has been named president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Oct. 1.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

GCR Tire & Service Appoints Hoeft COO

Steve Hoeft joins GCR Tires & Service as COO. Photo: GCR Tire & Service

GCR Tire & Service's new COO Steve Hoeft will lead the operations function of GCR, driving standardization, process improvement and systems leadership across more than 200 GCR store locations in North America.

Tags: Bridgestone, People, Tires

June 7, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Follows Goodyear in Second Round of Tire Price Increases

Bridgestone has followed Goodyear in announcing a second price increase on its truck and bus tires this year.

Tags: Goodyear, Bridgestone, Tires

February 1, 2017 - Product News

Michelin and Bridgestone Also Increase Tire Prices

Photo: Bridgestone

Michelin North America and Bridgestone Americas Tires have both announced price increases for their tire lines as a result of rising material costs and other market conditions.

Tags: Michelin, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Developing SuperTire for Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck II Project

Super-low-rolling-resistance tires will still have to meet customer expectations for mileage and retreadability.<br />Photo by Jim Park

Rather than go with an off-the-shelf tire, the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck II team is bringing Bridgestone on board to develop an ultra-low rolling resistance tire. The goal is a 30% reduction in rolling-resistance which equates to a 6% improvement in fuel economy.

Tags: Cummins, Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, SuperTruck, Low Rolling Resistance Tires

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Bridgestone Names Commercial Truck and Bus Tire President

Joseph Saoud Photo: Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone Americas has announced that Joseph Saoud has joined the company as president of the truck and bus radial business at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

May 25, 2016 - Product News

Bridgestone Americas Names VP of Marketing for Commercial Tire

Eric Higgs has been named Bridgestone Americas’ new vice president of marketing for commercial tires.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

GCR Tire and Service Appoints New Sales VP

Brian Cunningham has been promoted to vice president of sales for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Sales, Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People

March 14, 2016 - Industry News

Bridgestone Appoints GCR Tire and Service Executive Director

Bridgestone Americas has appointed Doyle Bradford its executive director, service offering for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People

February 23, 2016 - Product News

Bridgestone, Shell Launch Lubricants Program

The program makes Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oils and Shell Rotella engine oils available to the Bridgestone Affiliated Retailer Nationwide Network.

Tags: Shell, Bridgestone, Shell Rotella, Lubricants, Motor Oil

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, Tires, PPG Industries, U.S. Department of Energy

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Bridgestone Recalls Firestone FS561 Tires

Photo via Firestone

The voluntary safety recall is limited to FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 and only those tires that are installed in the trailer application.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Recalls, Tires

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Appoints President of Speedco

Chris Ripani Photo: Bridgestone

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has appointed Chris Ripani as president of its on-highway preventative maintenance and tire service provider, Speedco.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Commercial Announces New Marketing Head

Marshall Hyzdu,vice president of marketing for the Commercial Tire Division at BATO. Photo: Bridgestone Commercial

Bridgestone Commercial hired Marshall Hyzdu as the vice president of marketing, taking over initiatives for OTR and commercial truck and bus product brands including Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag and Dayton.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People, Tires and Wheels

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Unveils Dayton Commercial Tire Website

Dayton&#39;s new website. via DaytonTruckTires.com

Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.

Tags: Truck Tires, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels, Online Tool, Tires

January 8, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Breaks Ground on Future Nashville Headquarters

Bridgestone Americas broke ground on the company’s new 30-story, $200 million headquarters to be located in the SoBro area of Nashville, Tennessee. The building is set to be completed in mid to late 2017.

Tags: Headquarters, Relocation, Bridgestone, Nashville, Tires

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Bridgestone Explores Natural Rubber Production at New Arizona Research Center

Bridgestone Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz. Photo:  Bridgestone.

Bridgestone will be exploring a natural, domestic source for rubber production at its new Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Rubber, Sustainability, Guayule, Research

September 8, 2014 - Industry News

Bridgestone Plant Earns Environmental Recertification

Bridgestone America’s tire manufacturing plant in Warren County, Tennessee, earned LEED V3 recertification at the silver level from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tags: Green, Bridgestone, LEED certification, LEED V3

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Bridgestone Relaunches GCR Tires & Service Brand

Under the new brand, GCR is standardizing the service experience across all of its U.S. locations, offering the same hours of operation, technicians that are all Tire Industry Association-trained, a nationally connected sales force, and one website for all locations.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Tires and Wheels, Truck Tires

March 20, 2014 - Industry News

Kurt Danielson Named U.S. & Canada President of Bridgestone Commercial Tire Sales

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has promoted Kurt Danielson to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position he also will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas.

Tags: Firestone, Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Names New Truck & Bus Marketing Director

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has promoted Matt Loos to director of truck & bus marketing, while Cassandra Kilareski joins the BCS marketing team as senior manager of marketing communications and digital.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone Completes Guayule Research Farm

The Bridgestone research farm started growing guayule for research use in spring of 2013. This year&amp;rsquo;s fall planting will provide the first biomass to the BioRubber Process Research Center for tire evaluation in mid-2015.

Bridgestone Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has completed its Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The research farm will supply guayule biomass for rubber production at the company’s BioRubber Process Research Center, which is currently under construction in Mesa, Ariz.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Wheels, Guayule

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone's Firestone Brand Targets Small Fleets and Owner-Operators

New product development and technical research is based at the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center houses labs and testing facilities in a high-tech, environmentally friendly building.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, is promising up to $1,200 annual savings for operators who equip their vehicles with new Firestone-brand commercial tires.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone and Firestone Truck Tires at Love's Travel Stops

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced that Bridgestone and Firestone commercial truck tires will retail at Love’s Travel Stops. Tires will be sold at the 175 locations with tire care service throughout the U.S.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Love's Travel Stops

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