Bridgestone Commercial OTR names president

Feb. 19, 2015

Taylor Cole has been named president of the Commercial OTR division within Bridgestone Commercial. Cole will be responsible for leading Bridgestone’s North American commercial and strategic direction.

“Taylor brings rich and diverse experience to the commercial team,” said Kurt Danielson, president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. “He will lead the vision and execution of our short- and long-term direction, including strengthening our value proposition, developing a high-performing team and ensuring market strategies tie into the vision of both the Commercial division and Bridgestone. Taylor’s management strength and initiative will energize our team and commitment to all OTR segments.”

Taylor most recently served as managing director of all U.S. new equipment and aftermarket business units at Howden North America Inc. He has also served in executive roles at Intergraph Corporation, Sandvik Mining and Construction, and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. in the U.S. and overseas.

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