Bridgestone Americas names new OTR tire president

By |  August 14, 2017

Bridget Neal

Bridgestone Americas announced Bridget Neal has been named president, off-the-road (OTR) tires. Neal succeeds Taylor Cole, who recently was named president of Firestone Building Products LLC.

“Bridget has developed extensive knowledge of the commercial tire business across her 15-year career with Bridgestone,” says Kurt Danielson, president, commercial group for Bridgestone Americas in the U.S. and Canada. “She has held a number of leadership roles in critical business areas, including supply-and-demand planning, logistics, marketing and more. Her business acumen, combined with the great relationships she has built with our OTR customers domestically and globally, makes her incredibly well-suited for this important role.”

As president, Neal will lead all aspects of the Bridgestone OTR tire business in North America, including strategic planning, product and technology introductions, sales and engineering. She will be responsible for aligning the company’s go-to-market strategies with the broader commercial portfolio, while also helping drive coordination for the Bridgestone OTR business globally.

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