AKRON, Ohio (April 25, 2005) — Georg G. B"hm, vice president of research for Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology (BACRT) since August 2001, will retire effective May 1.
Hiroshi Mouri, president of the Akron-based research arm of Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc., will assume Mr. B"hm's responsibilities at the unit.
Mr. B"hm joined Radiation Processing Inc., a subsidiary of the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. located in Long Island, N.Y., in 1967 as a group leader after earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Vienna. He relocated to Akron in 1972 as an assistant director in Firestone's research center.
During his nearly 38 years with the company he has held various positions, including division manager, radiation; assistant director, material science; manager, material science and process; manager, central research; and director of research.