NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2014) — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has promoted John Boynton, vice president, sales, to president, succeeding Kurt Danielson, who was named president of Bridgestone’s U.S. and Canada Commercial Tire Sales business just three weeks ago.
Mr. Boynton will be responsible for the daily operation, profitability and long-term strategic direction of the company’s truck and bus tire sales and Bandag retreading business, Bridgestone said.
“I have had the opportunity to work with John for a number of years, and his professionalism and sound leadership have been instrumental in helping us meet the challenges of today’s dynamic truck and bus tire and retread marketplace,” Mr. Danielson said. “I know he is the right choice to lead the BCS organization to the next level.”
Mr. Boynton joined Bridgestone in 1998 as a fleet sales representative and was promoted to district sales manager that same year. Mr. Boynton has held a variety of jobs with Bridgestone, including: division manager; region general manager; zone director; and most recently vice president, sales, BCS.
Mr. Boynton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Creighton University.
Bridgestone did not name a successor for Mr. Boynton’s vice president’s post.
Bridgestone Americas created the Commercial Solutions business in 2011 by combining its North American commercial truck tire and OTR tire businesses, including the resources of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions and Off Road Tire, U.S. & Canada Tire Sales.
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