NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 3)—Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. CEO Masatoshi Ono is still in charge there, and no move has been made to replace him, according to a Bridgestone Corp. spokesman on temporary assignment at Bridgestone/Firestone headquarters in Nashville. "I just spoke to Tokyo, and there is no news from there," he said. "The situation hasn´t been changed." The spokesman countered stories from "Nikkei Business" and the Associated Press that Bridgestone Corp. Chairman Yoichiro Kaizaki would remove Ono from the top spot at Bridgestone/Firestone.
"Situation hasn´t changed," Ono still in charge at Bridgestone/Firestone, spokesman says
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