LEAVITTSBURG, Ohio (April 19, 2005) — Manny Cicero, president of Bridgestone/Firestone's off-the-road tire group, has been named president and CEO of Denman Tire Corp., effective May 1.
Mr. Cicero replaces Charles Wright, who previously announced his retirement.
Mr. Cicero joined BFS in 1984 as territory manager for metro New York following various positions at Michelin North America Inc. beginning in 1978. He was named president of the OTR group for BFS in 1999.
“Manny brings to Denman an enormous amount of experience and proven success in the specialty tire market and will be instrumental in moving the company forward,” said Sanford Pensler, president of Pensler Capital Corp., Denman's owner. “Through Manny's leadership,it is our desire to become the premier provider of high quality specialty tires.”