NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has promoted Robert Johnson to vice president of store operations for Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO).
In his new role, Mr. Johnson will oversee operations for all 2,200-plus of BSRO's company-owned tire and auto service centers and will play an active role on the BSRO executive leadership team.
"With more than 15 years of finance and operations leadership experience in the automotive and retail industry, Robert's background will be critical to helping BSRO reach our 2021 goals — and beyond," BSRO President Marko Ibrahim said.
Mr. Johnson joined Bridgestone in 2016 as the executive director of finance for the company's retail arm. Prior to joining Bridgestone, he was as a regional vice president for Advance Auto Parts.
"Early in his Bridgestone career, Robert led the BSRO finance team, giving him incredible insight into our unique retail business. This understanding will serve him well as he assumes operations leadership and oversees our amazing team across the U.S."
This is Mr. Johnson's third promotion since joining Bridgestone. In 2018, Robert became executive director of finance for the Integrated Consumer Group, and in 2020 he was promoted to vice president of finance for the company's Americas Tire Group and marketing function.
BSRO's retail locations operate as Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works.
Mr. Johnson's promotion follows by two months the promotion of Mr. Ibrahim to president of BSRO.