Bridget Neal has been named president, off-the-road (OTR), Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), effective Aug. 14. 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,” said Kurt Danielson, president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada, BATO.
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.
Neal joined Bridgestone in August 2002 as a supply planning and sourcing engineer and has held roles within the company’s commercial tire business, including commercial supply chain manager; manager of distribution programs for Bridgestone Bandag retread systems; account executive for original equipment commercial truck and bus tires; and general manager of original equipment and government sales for the truck and bus business.