TURRIALBA, Costa Rica—Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has named Jose J. Hernandez plant manager of its facility in Turrialba, effective immediately.
Firestone said Hernandez brings more than 22 years of manufacturing and engineering leadership to the firm. He spent three years as technical engineer and production area manager for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Most recently, Hernandez led the manufacturing group for Intel Corp., spending 16 years with the firm in various leadership roles.
“Jose's leadership experience in manufacturing and engineering, as well as his ability to cut costs and improve safety, will help propel the Turrialba plant forward into the second half of the decade,” Director of Manufacturing Brad Marks said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing his collaborative approach enhance our commitment to being a premier place to work in Costa Rica.”
Firestone Industrial Products specializes in air spring manufacturing and technology.