Kurt Danielson appointed to lead Bridgestone’s US & Canada commercial tyre operations
Ask Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) who its new president of US & Canada Commercial Tire Sales is, and the answer you’ll receive will be Kurt. As in former president of Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Kurt Danielson. In addition to this promotion, Danielson has also assumed the position of senior vice-president at Bridgestone Americas.
Danielson will be responsible for overseeing and guiding all of BATO’s business operations within the commercial tyre 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. The position reports directly to Gordon Knapp, CEO and president, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
“Kurt Danielson brings a rich history, deep knowledge base and strong leadership skills to his new position,” said Knapp. “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 realising sustained and solid growth in the commercial tyre 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 within the company.