Bridgestone names Saoud new president

NASHVILLE, TN – Joseph Saoud, a 25-year sales and marketing veteran, has been named president of Bridgestone Americas’ commercial truck and bus tire business.

He will be responsible for commercial tire sales in Canada and the U.S., including Bandag retreads.

Most recently he was president – global construction, agriculture and military for Commercial Vehicle Group, a supplier of cabs and other vehicle products. Prior to that he was president of Cummins’ filtration business unit.

 “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.”

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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