Bridgestone's Saoud Changes His Presidency and Residency

Aug. 13, 2018

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Joseph Saoud president ot Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America.

He succeeds Gabriel Asbun, who was named chief operating officer of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Saoud was most recently president of TBR (truck and bus radial) and retread tires in the U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC. Bridgestone says it will have more information regarding Saoud’s successor very soon.

In his new role, Saoud will oversee the Bridgestone tire business in Latin America, which includes subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico. He will report directly to Gordon Knapp, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas.

"Joseph has demonstrated strong leadership as president of the truck bus radial and retread business, delivering continuous growth and positive business results, always ensuring operational excellence and talent development," says Knapp.

"Latin America is a vibrant region and represents an important business for our Americas and global operations. Joseph’s global perspective, in-country experience, broad management expertise and diverse background will be crucial to ensure the continued success and growth of the organization."

Prior to joining Bridgestone Americas, Saoud held positions of increasing responsibility during his 20 years at Cummins Inc. Before leaving Cummins, Saoud was president of Cummins Filtration, which has diesel engine filtration design, manufacturing and distribution facilities across the globe.

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