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Bridgestone Names Johnson VP of Store Operations

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Bridgestone Retail Operations, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, has named Robert Johnson vice president of store operations. He joined Bridgestone Americas in 2016.

"With more than 15 years of finance and operations leadership experience in the automotive and retail industry, Robert’s background will be critical to helping BSRO reach our 2021 goals – and beyond,” says Marko Ibrahim, president, BSRO. “Early in his Bridgestone career, Robert led the BSRO finance team, giving him incredible insight into our unique retail business. This understanding will serve him well as he assumes operations leadership and oversees our amazing team across the U.S.”

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Robert Johnson

In his new role, Johnson will oversee operations for BSRO’s 2,200 company-owned tire and automotive service centers to create an exceptional experience for BSRO’s more than 20 million annual customers. He will also be responsible for managing a team of high-performing retail professionals and will play an active role on the BSRO executive leadership team.

In 2016, Johnson joined Bridgestone as executive director of finance for BSRO where he was responsible for all finance and control functions of BSRO’s retail store network. In 2018, Johnson became executive director of finance for the Integrated Consumer Group, and in 2020, he was promoted to vice president of finance for the company’s Americas Tire Group and marketing function.

Before joining Bridgestone, Johnson spent more than six years at Advance Auto Parts. While there, he held roles of increasing responsibility including field finance manager, director of operations and director of finance. From 2013-2016, he was regional vice president of operations where he led a region team of 3,000 teammates across 185 locations.

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