NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2015) — Bridgestone Americas has hired Tony Orlando, a BP P.L.C. executive, to be president of the tire maker's Bridgestone Agricultural Tire, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales (BAAG), filling a position that's been vacant since June 2014.
Mr. Orlando, who's been with BP the past 26 years in a variety of engineering and executive roles, will lead the development and execution of the strategic direction of Bridgestone's North American agricultural tire business, according to the company.
“Tony's extensive customer strategy, innovation, sales and marketing experience and proven leadership skills will be a significant asset to our team,” said Kurt Danielson, president, U.S. & Canada commercial tire sales for Nashville-based Bridgestone.
He said Mr. Orlando “will lead the development and execution of the strategic direction of our North American agricultural tire business, working closely with the commercial tire business leaders to identify common and new opportunities and further position Bridgestone as a leader in agricultural solutions.”