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.
In the new role, Saoud will be responsible for leading sales activities for the U.S. and Canadian commercial truck and bus tire business, which includes Bandag retreads. He is tasked with driving the business’ long-term growth strategy and ensuring continued value for customers, dealers and fleets.
"Joseph is a strong leader who brings incredible business acumen and global perspective to our team," said Kurt Danielson, president, Bridgestone Commercial Group, U.S. and Canada, BATO. "His insight, collaborative mindset and commitment to innovation will help our team continue to develop products and solutions that maximize uptime, improve efficiency and deliver best-in-class performance for our customers."
Saoud has over 20 years of leadership experience and most recently served as the president of global construction, agriculture and military for Commercial Vehicle Group, a supplier of cab and other vehicle-related products for the global commercial vehicle market.
Prior to his time with CVG, Saoud was president of the filtration business unit at Cummins. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.