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Bridgestone Names Gary Nye to Lead Retread Operations

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Bridgestone Names Gary Nye to Lead Retread Operations

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has appointed Gary Nye director of operations for its Bandag retread business. In this role, Nye will lead and develop the Bandag brand’s U.S. and global operational strategy.

The company says he also will work closely with the its 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,” says 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.”

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 at Ford Motor Company, with four of those years as a Global Launch Strategy Engineer.

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