Bridgestone Americas names Bridget Neal as president for OTR tyre business
Bridget Neal is the new president for off-the-road (OTR) tyre business of Bridgestone Americas. Neal succeeds Taylor Cole, who recently was named president of Firestone Building Products, LLC.
She will lead all aspects of the Bridgestone OTR tyre business in North America, including strategic planning, product and technology introductions, sales and engineering. She will be responsible for aligning the company’s go-to-market strategies with the broader commercial portfolio, while also helping drive coordination for the Bridgestone OTR business globally.
“Bridget has developed extensive knowledge of the commercial tyre business across her 15 year career with Bridgestone. Her business acumen, combined with the great relationships she has built with our OTR customers domestically and globally, makes her incredibly well-suited for this important role,” said Kurt Danielson, president, commercial group, Canada and the US, Bridgestone Americas.
Neal joined Bridgestone in August 2002 as a supply planning and sourcing engineer. She was promoted as director, OTR tyre sales, in 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.