Joe Venezia will lead Bridgestone's retail efforts at its 2,200-plus company-owned stores.
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Bridgestone Retail Stores Have a New Leader

The 2,200-plus retail stores owned and operated by Bridgestone Americas Inc. have a new leader. Joe Venezia is the president of Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC (BSRO) effective June 19, 2017.  

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Bridgestone Invests in Tire Recycling

After three years as a major, confidential investor in a tire recycling project, Bridgestone Americas Inc. is assuming the role of minority investor.  

Following Saoud's keynote speech, NATRE attendees enjoyed cake to celebrate Bandag's 60th anniversary.
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Saoud: Retreads Save the Trucking Industry $3 Billion Annually

Joseph Saoud, president of truck and bus radial tires in the U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, used his keynote address at the North American Tire & Retread Expo to promote the virtues of quality retreads while at the same time expressing concerns over low cost imported tires.  

After 60 years, Bridgestone says Bandag has kept an estimated 300 million tires out of the waste stream and saved up to four billion gallons of oil.
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Bridgestone Marks 60 Years of Bandag With New Campaign

In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Bandag, Bridgestone Americas Inc. has created a new campaign and logo that the company says will "position retreads as an innovative, sustainable business solultion for fleet customers of any size."  

Baratta was a tire sales manager when he joined Firestone in 1983. He retires as the head of consumer replacement tire sales for the U.S. and Canada.
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Baratta To Retire From Bridgestone March 1

John Baratta, president of consumer replacement tire sales in North America for Bridgestone Americas Inc., will retire March 1. The 34-year Bridgestone veteran will be replaced by Erik Seidel, who joined the tire company in 2013.

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