Shida to head Bridgestone in Indonesia

New president director of Bridgestone Tire Indonesia Yoshikazu Shida (left) with his predecessor, Junichi Kumano

Following the appointment of Junichi Kumano as director of Bridgestone Corporation’s Aircraft Tire business division in February, Yoshikazu Shida has been named Kumano’s successor in his previous role of president director of PT. Bridgestone Tire Indonesia. Shida’s appointment to the Bridgestone subsidiary was officially announced at a ceremony on 6 March.

“The company has undertaken impressive achievements over so many years, particularly in maintaining its leading position in the local tyre market,” stated Shida. “I am committed to upholding the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction, which is evident in all levels of the business, and to continue our contribution to the Indonesian market as a leading company in the industry.”

Yoshikazu Shida has been with Bridgestone since 1989 and during this time has been assigned to various countries, including more than ten years in the American region. Prior to joining Bridgestone Tire Indonesia, Shida was chairman and president of Bridgestone Taiwan Co., Ltd.

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