NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 10, 2017) — Joseph Saoud, president of North American truck, bus and retread business for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, will deliver the keynote address at the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE), April 19-21, in New Orleans.
Mr. Saoud highlights the conference's educational program that has doubled in size from the 2016 event and now features tracks for commercial tire dealers/retreaders and retail tire dealers/auto service professionals.
The third annual conference and trade show, held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, is targeted at retail and commercial tire dealers, retreaders, auto service professionals, suppliers and others allied to the industry.
Mr. Saoud joined Bridgestone in October 2016 from Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., a global supplier of cab and other vehicle-related products for the commercial vehicle market, where he was president, global construction, agriculture and military. Prior to that he was with Cummins Inc.
At Bridgestone, Mr. Saoud is responsible for driving the long-term growth strategy for the TBR and retread business and oversees the development and delivery of innovative products, technologies and services that drive value for fleets, OE manufacturers and dealers.