Bridgestone Corporation shares that Yves Kerstens, chief technology officer of its Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. subsidiary, will leave the company on 31 December 2017. Yoshikazu Shida, currently director of Bridgestone Corporation’s Public Relations and Environmental External Relations division, will succeed him in this position in early January.
As of 1 January 2018, Thomas Higgins will take over as chairman of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, succeeding Eduardo Minardi in this position. Higgins will also become a senior officer of Bridgestone Corporation and will retain his role as president of Bridgestone Americas’ US & Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division.
Paolo Ferrari, who was recently named president and chief executive officer of Bridgestone Corporation’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit and joined Bridgestone on 19 September 2016, will as of next year take on the additional position of chief operating officer of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA. This change takes effect 1 January 2017 and sees Ferrari succeed Yves Kerstens.
Bridgestone has appointed Yves Kerstens to the position of chief operating officer (COO) of the corporation’s European division (BSEU). Based in Zaventem, Belgium, Kerstens, a 48-year old Belgian national, joined the company in 2005 in the position of vice president of supply chain management and information technology. He subsequently held the positions of chief administrative […]