NASHVILLE, Tenn.―Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations promoted Kurt Danielson to president of the tire maker's U.S. and Canada Commercial Tire Sales.
In addition to his new post, Bridgestone said Danielson also will assume the role of senior vice president of Bridgestone Americas Inc.
He will be responsible for overseeing and guiding all of BATO's business operations within the commercial tire portfolio and report directly to Gordon Knapp, CEO and president of BATO.
Danielson joined Bridgestone in 1994 as a territory manager. Since then he has served in positions of increasing responsibility with the company.
BATO, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, focuses on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires, as well as retreads, to the company's customers in the Americas.