Bridgestone Americas made two appointments to the leadership team at the company’s manufacturing operations in Aiken County, South Carolina.
Bridgestone appointed Ron Brooks to serve as plant manager at the company’s new off-road radial (ORR) tire plant, which is scheduled to begin production later this year. Brooks spent much of his distinguished career working for Bridgestone, and brings experience managing several manufacturing facilities, including the company’s tire operations in Warren County, Tennessee; LaVergne, Tennessee, and Bloomington, Illinois.
Bridgestone also disclosed that Fran Jones accepted the position of plant manager at its passenger (PSR) and light truck (LTR) manufacturing facility in Aiken County. Jones, previously vice president, administrative services, at the Aiken ORR plant, succeeds John Stewart, who was recently appointed plant manager for the company’s operations in Warren County, Tennessee.
In April 2013, Bridgestone completed a two-phase expansion at its PSR/LTR operations in Aiken County, increasing the plant’s footprint to 2.42 million sq.ft. and resulting in a rated production capacity of 37,350 tires per day, or 13.4 million tires annually.
Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News