Bridgestone South Africa

New Chairman and CEO at Bridgestone SA

Jan 24, 2008

Sugio (Steve) Fukuoka has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Bridgestone South Africa. Previously CEO of Bridgestone Maxiprest South Africa, a position he held since December 2006, he takes over from Yasuhiro Ito.

Mr Fukuoka joined Bridgestone Corporation in Japan in 1976 and worked his way up from General Manager of Original Equipment Tyre Sales Division in 1998 to Director in 2002 and then Vice President and Officer of the division in January 2005.

Two other senior appointments at Bridgestone South Africa, in the company's head office in Isando (Gauteng), have been announced. Raymond Waldeck, formerly Sales Director, is now Sales and Marketing Director. Romano Daniels, General Manager of Group Public Relations, takes on the additional responsibility of General Manager, Marketing.

Mr Waldeck joined Bridgestone South Africa as GM of the Durban regional office in 2004. He was appointed Deputy Director of Sales the same year and promoted to Director of Sales in 2005.

Mr Daniels joined Firestone in 1996 as Human Resources Development Manager. He was appointed General Manager, Group Training and Development in 2002, GM of Human Resources in 2003 and GM of Group Public Relations in 2006.

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