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President

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions
Local Address: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Bridgestone Corporation
10-1 Kyobashi 1-chome Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Tokyo 104-8340
Japan

Company Description: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION is a Japan-based manufacturing company. The Company has two business segments. The Tire segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • bachelor's degree , marketing
    University of Michigan
  • degree , business administration
    University of Michigan
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration degree , marketing
    University of Michigan
153 Total References
Web References
Bridgestone Canada, Inc.
www.bridgestone-firestone.ca, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
Kurt Danielson appointed to lead U.S. & Canada commercial tire operations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2014) ? Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) today announced that Kurt Danielson has been promoted to President, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position as President, Danielson also will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Danielson will be responsible for overseeing and guiding all of BATO's business operations within the commercial tire portfolio. In that capacity, he will guide efforts to grow market share, identify and bring to market new products and services, create business efficiencies and grow and identify talent.
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"Kurt Danielson brings a rich history, deep knowledge base and strong leadership skills to his new position," said Knapp.
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"Kurt has been leading the Bridgestone Commercial Solutions team as President since 2011. Under his leadership, he has successfully overseen a smooth transition of two internal divisions while realizing sustained and solid growth in the commercial tire market. Kurt is a strong leader who will continue to guide us toward greater opportunities in the future."
With an established career in sales and marketing, Danielson joined Bridgestone in 1994 as a Territory Manager. Since then he has served in positions of increasing responsibility with the company. Danielson earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Michigan. He actively volunteers with Hands on Nashville, helping to address critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community such as hunger, homelessness and environmental issues.
tiremedia.com - Danielson Named BBTS President
bridgestone.tiremedia.com, 23 Aug 2010 [cached]
Danielson Named BBTS President
Danielson Named BBTS President Kurt Danielson has been promoted to president of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, a unit of Bridgestone Americas.
Danielson, previously vice president of sales and marketing for the unit, will continue to report to Saul Soloman, who remains president of Bridgestone Americas U.S. and Canada Commercial Tire Sales unit.
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"Kurt played a critical role in the formation of BBTS after the Bandag merger in 2007, and his professionalism and sound leadership have been instrumental in helping us meet the challenges of today's dynamic truck and bus tire and retread marketplace," said Solomon.
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Kevin Berg was promoted to controller of BBTS, and will report to Danielson and will be responsible for financial planning and operation.
"Bridgestone Bandag Tire ...
www.compactequip.com, 6 May 2010 [cached]
"Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions continues to look for ways to balance costs and continue to deliver a premium package of value to our dealer and fleet customers," said Kurt Danielson, vice president of sales and marketing, BBTS.
Kurt Danielson, currently ...
www.bsfs-usa.com, 30 June 2006 [cached]
Kurt Danielson, currently executive director, Truck and Bus Marketing, has been named vice president, Truck and Bus Marketing. Danielson is responsible for truck and bus marketing efforts which includes advertising, pricing, product planning and promotions. Danielson graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986 with a degree in business administration. He joined Bridgestone Firestone in 1994 and has held several key positions in marketing and sales starting as a territory manager before moving up to training manager, district sales manager, marketing manager, channel sales manager and director of marketing.
"We believe that both Art and Kurt have the vision, talent and experience to help our truck and bus tire team to solidify our position as the leader in the truck and bus tire business in North America," said Singh Ahluwalia, president, Bridgestone Firestone Truck and Bus Tires.
Bridgestone Commercial Truck Tires
www.bridgestonetrucktires.com, 12 July 2004 [cached]
"Fleets who prefer the quality and reliability of Bridgestone brand products, and who can benefit from the use of wide base radials can now outfit their vehicles with Greatec technology," said Kurt Danielson, director of truck and bus tire marketing, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT).
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"In our view, the market niche for wide base radials is weight-conscious fleets, like bulk haulers, flatbed haulers or fleets that tend to 'gross out' before they 'cube out.' Such fleets may be able to convert weight saved into extra revenue-producing payload," says Danielson.
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Fleets that gross out before they cube out can use Greatec radials to reduce vehicle weight, making more revenue-producing payload possible," concluded Danielson.
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