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March 20, 2014

Danielson will lead BATO commercial tire division

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) has named Kurt Danielson president, U.S. & Canada commercial tire sales. In addition, Danielson will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas Inc.

Danielson will be responsible for overseeing and guiding all of BATO’s business operations within the commercial tire portfolio. In that capacity, he will guide efforts to grow market share, identify and bring to market new products and services, create business efficiencies and grow and identify talent.

He will report directly to Gordon Knapp, CEO and president, BATO.

“Kurt has been leading the Bridgestone Commercial Solutions team as president since 2011,” says Knapp.

“Under his leadership, he has successfully overseen a smooth transition of two internal divisions while realizing sustained and solid growth in the commercial tire market.”

With an established career in sales and marketing, Danielson joined Bridgestone in 1994 as a territory manager. Since then he has served in positions of increasing responsibility with the company.

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