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Joseph Saoud appointed President Bridgestone Latin America

Joseph Saoud appointed President Bridgestone Latin America

Joseph Saoud, formerly president, truck bus radial and retread tyres, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has been named president, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America (BATO LA).

In this role, Saoud will be responsible the company’s tyre business in Latin America, which includes subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico. He will report directly to Gordon Knapp, president and CEO, Bridgestone Americas.

“Latin America is a vibrant region and represents an important business for our Americas and global operations. Joseph’s global perspective, in-country experience, broad management expertise and diverse background will be crucial to ensure the continued success and growth of the organisation,” said Knapp.

Prior to joining Bridgestone Americas, Saoud held positions of increasing responsibility during his 20 years at Cummins Inc. Before leaving Cummins, Saoud was president of Cummins Filtration, the world’s leading diesel engine filtration company with design, manufacturing and distribution facilities across the globe.

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