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New leadership at Bridgestone

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There has been a new head appointed to oversee Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There has been a new head appointed to oversee Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).

The company has promoted Kurt Danielson to the role of president, US and Canada commercial tire sales. He has also been named senior vice-president, Bridgestone Americas Inc.

Reporting directly to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations CEO and president Gordon Knapp, Danielson will oversee and guide BATO’s business operations within the commercial tire portfolio, and will be responsible for growing market share, developing and marketing new products and services, and creating business efficiencies.

“Kurt Danielson brings a rich history, deep knowledge base and strong leadership skills to his new position,” said Knapp. “Kurt has been leading the Bridgestone Commercial Solutions team as president since 2011. Under his leadership, he has successfully overseen a smooth transition of two internal divisions while realizing sustained and solid growth in the commercial tire market. Kurt is a strong leader who will continue to guide us toward greater opportunities in the future.”


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