MUSCATINE, Iowa (July 30, 2010) - It is my pleasure to announce that Kurt Danielson, currently Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), will be promoted to the position of President, BBTS.
The promotion will be effective August 1, 2010.
In his role as President, Kurt will be responsible for the daily operation, profitability and long-term strategic direction of BBTS, including sales, marketing, finance, HR, manufacturing, and research and development.
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.
Kurt joined then-Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. in 1994 as Territory Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then as Territory Consultant in Nashville, Tenn.
He moved on to become Sales Manager of Original Equipment and Truckstop; Director of Commercial Tire Marketing, North America; Executive Director, Truck and Bus Marketing, North America, Vice President, Marketing North America; and most recently Vice President Sales & Marketing, BBTS.
Kurt received his Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in marketing from the University of Michigan.
As Controller, Kevin will report to Kurt and will be responsible for the financial planning and operation of the BBTS division.
Please join me in congratulating Kurt
and Kevin on their promotions and new positions and in wishing them much success in their new jobs.
Finally, I know that I can count on you to give Kurt
and Kevin your full support and cooperation as they assume their new responsibilities.