Bridgestone promotes Yoshimori to Japanese post

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Bridgestone Corp. has promoted Hiro Yoshimori, currently vice president of North American consumer tire marketing for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT).

Effective Jan. 1, 2006, Yoshimori will be president of Bridgestone Corp.'s Bridgestone Tire Hokuriku Sales Corp. subsidiary in Japan. His successor has not yet been announced.

Yoshimori is a 24-year veteran of Bridgestone Corp. and its United States-based subsidiaries. "Hiro has made great contributions to our company," says John Gamauf, president of consumer replacement tires. "Personally, I will miss his support, vision and friendship. His focus has always been on constantly improving our company."

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