June 28, 1947, Wellington, Kan.
B.S., business administration, Kansas State College, 1969; M.S., international business, American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Ariz., 1973
Chairman & CEO, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.
HOW HE STARTED
Changing tires in a Firestone retail store as a management trainee in Cincinnati in 1973
If you take care of the customer, the rest takes care of itself
BEST OFFICE TCHOTCHKE
A Depression-era, Firestone-brand hatchet
HOW HE RELAXES
Plays bridge and goes antiquing with his wife, Barbara
They have a son and daughter