Bridgestone’s Shimazaki returning to Japan
After a sojourn in Europe lasting almost four years, on 1 July Mitsuhira Shimazaki will return to Japan and take over responsibility for Bridgestone’s International Tire Business Operations. His successor has yet to be named.
Shimazaki began his third assignment to Europe on 1 October 2010, initially as senior vice-president of business operations. Within a short time, he took over as vice-president of sales and marketing, and on 1 January 2012 Shimazaki took on the additional, newly-created role of chief operating officer.