NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas has named Gary Nye director of operations for the company's Bandag retread business.
Most recently, Nye served as senior business operations team leader at Mars Petcare North America, where he led the operational integration of the Mars Petcare Pet Specialty, Petcare P&G and Mars Petcare U.S. divisions, creating the combined Mars Petcare North America brand after the Petcare P&G acquisition.
Prior to joining Mars Petcare, Nye spent eight years with Ford Motor Co., with four of those years serving as a global launch strategy engineer.
In his new role, Nye will lead and develop the operational strategy for the Bandag brand to enhance franchise operations in the U.S. and globally, Bridgestone said. In addition, he will work closely with the Bridgestone commercial truck and bus tire team to bring greater operational alignment across the Bridgestone Commercial division.
“Gary is a proven leader with a diverse breadth of experience and expertise in sales, engineering and operational roles,” said John Boynton, president, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “He will be a key player as we continue our journey to build a stronger, more global brand in Bandag.”