NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16)—Mark Emkes, president of Bridgestone/Firestone Latin American Operations, has been named chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire L.L.C., effective Sept. 16. He replaces Isao Togashi, who has returned to Japan to head Bridgestone Corp.'s global manufacturing and technology operations. In his new position, Emkes, 49, will be responsible for the sales organization and research, product development and manufacturing aspects of the North American unit's tire business.
Emkes named head of Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire
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