Bridgestone names Taylor Cole to lead OTR

Feb. 18, 2015

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Taylor Cole president of its commercial OTR division. He will be responsible for leading Bridgestone’s North American commercial and strategic direction.

Cole will be instrumental in harnessing resources for continued growth of the commercial OTR division, solidifying Bridgestone’s commitment to the mining, construction, aggregates, as well as road and bridge and port business segments, according to the company.

“Taylor brings rich and diverse experience to the commercial team,” says Kurt Danielson, president, U.S. and Canada commercial tire sales. “He will lead the vision and execution of our short- and long-term direction, including strengthening our value proposition, developing a high-performing team and ensuring market strategies tie into the vision of both the commercial division and Bridgestone.”

Cole most recently serving as managing director of U.S. new equipment and aftermarket business units at Howden North America Inc. He has also served in executive roles at Intergraph Corporation, Sandvik Mining and Construction, and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. in the U.S. and overseas.

Bridgestone says OTR is a significant and strategic business segment. For more information, visit