NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas has named Jon Kimpel its new executive director of marketing for its GCR Tires & Service division.
GCR operates a network of more than 200 tire and service companies in the US and Eastern Canada. Kimpel succeeds Chris Ripani, who was named president of Bridgestone subsidiary Speedco.
“Jon has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, engineering and financial analysis, and we’re excited to bring that expertise to the GCR team,” said Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “With his proven leadership and track record of effective strategic planning, I am confident that Jon will help us drive growth and successful business results for GCR.”