Joseph Saoud has joined Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) as president of truck and bus radial business. He will be responsible for leading the sales activities for the U.S. and Canadian commercial truck and bus tire business, as well as Bandag retreads.

Joseph Saoud earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Joseph Saoud earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Saoud will drive the business’ long-term growth strategy and ensure continued value for customers, dealers and fleets, the company says.

“Joseph is a strong leader who brings incredible business acumen and global perspective to our team,” said Kurt Danielson, president of the Bridgestone Commercial Group in the U.S. and Canada. “His insight, collaborative mindset and commitment to innovation will help our team continue to develop products and solutions that maximize uptime, improve efficiency and deliver best-in-class performance for our customers.”

Saoud brings more than 20 years of leadership experience. Most recently, he served as president of global construction, agriculture, and military for Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. (CVG), a global supplier of a full range of cab and other vehicle-related products for the commercial vehicle market. Prior to his role with CVG, Saoud was president of the filtration business unit at Cummins Inc.

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