Annunziato to replace Ohashi as Bridgestone Europe chief
As of 1 January, 2012, Makio “Mac” Ohashi will end his tenure as CEO and president of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA. He will be succeeded in this role by Franco Annunziato, who is now chief quality officer and senior vice-president – technology at Bridgestone Europe as well as managing director of Bridgestone Technical Center Europe S.p.A. After taking on Ohashi’s current duties, Annunziato will remain chief quality officer of Bridgestone Europe and managing director at the Technical Center Europe. Annunziato also serves as a vice-president and officer of Bridgestone Corporation.
Ohashi leaves his Europe-based role to become vice-president and officer, Asia Pacific, China, Middle East, Africa and Russia Tire Business Operations.