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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces New Head of Marketing, Commercial Tire Division

    Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces New Head of Marketing,
                           Commercial Tire Division

Matthew Stevenson appointed Vice President

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 20, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Bridgestone Americas Tire
Operations (BATO) today announced a new vice president of marketing for its
commercial tire division, effective March 1, 2013.

Matthew Stevenson has been named Vice President, Commercial Tire Division,
BATO. Stevenson has an extensive background in marketing for commercial
vehicle and component companies, including his most recent position as General
Manager of North American Field Operations and Marketing for Meritor, Inc., a
Fortune 500 company that manufactures drivetrain components for commercial
vehicles. In this role, Matthew was responsible for the leadership of the
DriveForce organization, including field sales, service, training, fleet and
dealer relationships and product marketing for the truck, trailer and
specialty business units. Before joining Meritor in 2010, Matthew spent 10
years at Daimler Trucks North America, where he held several positions of
increasing responsibility in both sales and marketing. Additionally, Matthew
also held the position of Chief Operations Officer position for Daimler's
Mitsubishi Fuso division.

"Matthew brings extensive experience building strong relationships with
customers in the commercial vehicle industry," said Philip Dobbs, CMO for
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations-North America. "I am excited to have him
on board to help us elevate awareness of the needs of our customers, and help
us in meeting those needs. He will be a valuable addition to our team."

Stevenson earned a bachelor's degree in management from GMI Engineering and
Management Institute (now Kettering University) and an MBA from the Stephen M.
Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S.
subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber
company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide
range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs
of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial
vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural,
forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading
operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing
materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies
also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service
centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated
to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it
calls home.

SOURCE Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

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