NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2010)—Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Chris Nicastro to the post of vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary, effective March 1.
Nicastro, currently general counsel, Bridgestone Americas Latin American Operations and Bridgestone Americas' corporate compliance officer, replaces Gary Garfield, who has been named the firm's president and CEO.
In his new role, Nicastro will be responsible for overseeing the legal and compliance functions of the Nashville-based company.
“Chris has proven his value and become a key player in the success of this company,” Garfield said in a statement. “With his experience and robust skill sets, Chris is a qualified leader and we look forward to his future contributions to the Bridgestone Americas family.”
Before joining Bridgestone Americas in 2008, Nicastro had eight years' experience in corporate compliance and ethics with Yasaki North America Inc. and four years of litigation experience with Marconi Data Systems Inc. After receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School, he served as a law clerk in a U.S. District Court. Nicastro also holds a bachelor's degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College.