BFNT names product development VP
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) has promoted Robert Handlos to vice president, product development, a new position.
The promotion takes places Aug. 1. Handlos currently serves as vice president of materials development for BFNT.
Each of the product development groups located at BFNT’s Akron, Ohio-based technical center will report to Handlos. He will continue to have responsibility for the product development facilities located in Akron, as well as the company’s race tire manufacturing plant.
Handlos will report to Yasutaka Enoki, who will become executive vice president of BFNT on Aug. 1.