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Hoeft to Lead Bridgestone's Commercial Truck Tire Group

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Steve Hoeft he will be responsible "for setting Bridgestone's go-to-market strategy for the Bridgestone and Firestone commercial TBR business," according to Bridgestone officials.

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Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Steve Hoeft president of its commercial truck group, effectively immediately. He replaces Chris Ripani, who has led the company's commercial business since 2020.

A five-year Bridgestone veteran, Hoeft most recently served as chief operation officer for the firm's commercial truck group.

In his new role, he will be responsible "for setting Bridgestone's go-to-market strategy for the Bridgestone and Firestone commercial TBR business," according to Bridgestone officials.

"Steve is an excellent leader and has been an integral part of the commercial truck group leadership team for the last several years," says Riccardo Cichi, president, core tire and chief sales officer for Bridgestone Americas. 

Before joining Bridgestone, Hoeft served as senior vice president and general manager of operations and product development for Brinks Inc., where he was responsible for the company's operations in the United States and Canada. Before that, he held a variety of management positions at Advance Auto Parts.


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