The Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) announced that John Boynton, currently vice president, Sales, BCS, has been promoted to the position of president, BCS.
In his role as president, Boynton will be responsible for the daily operation, profitability and long-term strategic direction of the company’s truck and bus tire sales and Bandag retreading business.
“I have had the opportunity to work with John for a number of years, and his professionalism and sound leadership have been instrumental in helping us meet the challenges of today’s dynamic truck and bus tire and retread marketplace,” said Kurt Danielson, president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales, BATO, and senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
During his career with the company, Boynton has taken on positions of increasing responsibility that include division manager; region general manager; zone director; and most recently vice president, Sales, BCS.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.