Bridgestone Europe (BSEU) today announced a leadership addition to the company, in support of goals established for its global business, the Bridgestone Group.
Effective March 1, Eduardo Minardi is relocating to Brussels to assume the role of Executive Chairman, Bridgestone Europe (BSEU) as his primary responsibility.
Previously, Mr. Minardi concurrently served as Chief Operating Officer for Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) and Chairman, CEO & President of Bridgestone Tire Operations (BATO) along with his position as BSEU’s Executive Chairman, a role he assumed January 1, 2014.
Commenting on Mr. Minardi’s move to the European headquarters, Franco Annunziato, CEO and President of BSEU, said, “The announcement made today - deploying strong global management talent across Strategic Business Unit (SBU) lines - clearly underscores Bridgestone’s continuing commitment to strong corporate governance, cultivating a global corporate culture and utilising the organisation’s strengths as a global network to advance the development and promotion of diverse talent with unique and different perspectives”.
“I am excited to have Eduardo join with the BSEU team in Brussels and for the opportunity to work even more closely with him. I know I speak for the entire team when I say that we look forward to his expanded role and to tapping into his cross-cultural perspectives and his more than 25 years of international business experience with the Bridgestone Group.” .
The announced changes are in support of the Bridgestone Group’s 2013 Mid-Term Plan and its overarching commitment to deploying top management talent to lead its global business into the future.
About Bridgestone EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Bridgestone EMEA, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and has over 18200 employees. Across the region it has 14 tyre and tyre related plants, a major R&D Centre and a proving ground. Bridgestone EMEA’s premium tyres are sold in Europe, Middle East, Africa and globally.