NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2015) — Bridgestone Americas has hired Taylor Cole, an industry outsider, to be president of its Commercial OTR business unit.
Mr. Cole, most recently managing director of U.S. new equipment and aftermarket business units at Howden North America Inc., will be responsible for leading Bridgestone's North American commercial and strategic direction, the Nashville-based tire maker said.
In announcing his appointment, Bridgestone said Mr. Cole “will be instrumental in harnessing resources for continued growth of the division, solidifying Bridgestone's commitment to the mining, construction, aggregates, as well as road and bridge and port business segments.”
Kurt Danielson, President, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales, said Mr. Cole “brings rich and diverse experience to the commercial team. 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.