TOKYO (Feb. 20, 2009)—Following publication of its results for 2008, Bridgestone Corp. has made some minor changes to board-level responsibilities.
Koki Takahashi will no longer be a director, Internal Control Division. He retains his post as chief financial officer.
Sugio Fukuoka is being seconded to Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd. where he will become CEO and president. He was previously responsible for Diversified Products, Sports and Cycle Business Administration.
Mikio Masunaga will join the board of directors and take responsibility for the development of Bridgestone's motorsport product development.
Kazuo Kakehi also joins the board and retains his role as responsible for Diversified Products.
Osamu Inoue remains on the board, but switches responsibilities to quality management instead of product development.