NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has promoted Joseph Saoud to president of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America, succeeding Gabriel Asbun, recently named chief operating officer of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Saoud has been with Bridgestone for less than two years.
He joined the company in October 2016 as president, truck bus radial and retread tires, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).
In his new position, Mr. Saoud will oversee the tire maker's tire business throughout Latin America, including subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gordon Knapp said Mr. Saoud has shown strong leadership in his previous position, "delivering continuous growth and positive business results, always ensuring operational excellence and talent development.