NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas announced today that Joseph Saoud has been named the new president, truck and bus radial (TBR) for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).
In his new role, Saoud will be responsible for leading the sales activities for the US and Canadian commercial truck and bus tire business, which includes Bandag retreads. He will drive the business’ long-term growth strategy and ensure 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, US 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 more than 20 years of leadership experience, Bridgestone said. Most recently, he served as president, global construction, agriculture and military for Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG). Prior to his role with CVG, Saoud was president, filtration business unit, Cummins for the last seven years, the global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies.