AIKEN, S.C. (Jan. 10)—Masao Wada has been named plant manager of the Aiken tire facility of Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire LLC, effective in mid-February. Wada, 54, most recently served as production manager at the Bridgestone Kurume plant in Japan, though he previously worked at the Bridgestone/Firestone plants in Warren County, Tenn., and Decatur, Ill. He succeeds Stephen W. Brooks, who recently became vice president-quality assurance for Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire and Bridgestone/Firestone Americas Holding Inc.
Wada named manager of BFS Aiken plant
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