Bridgestone Americas has announced that Scott Damon has been promoted to president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Effective Oct. 1, Damon will oversee all business operations within the commercial tire portfolio. Damon succeeds Kurt Danielson, who is retiring after 23 years with the company.
“Kurt’s leadership has been instrumental in growing our commercial tire and service business, and he has positioned the team for continued success after his retirement,” said Gordon Knapp, CEO and president, Bridgestone Americas. “Scott started his Bridgestone career in the commercial organizations, and has since gained diversified leadership experience across the Bridgestone portfolio. We are eager to bring his talents to such a pivotal role within the company.”
As president, Damon will be responsible for leading the company’s commercial tire sales and service operations in North America, which includes truck and bus radial tires, off-the-road tires, Firestone agricultural tires, the company’s Bandag retread business, as well as commercial retail operations. Damon will guide efforts to grow market share, identify and bring new products, services and technology solutions to market, streamline business efficiencies and develop talent.
Damon joined Bridgestone in 1996 as development engineer for Bandag, which was acquired by Bridgestone Americas in 2007. During his career with Bridgestone, Damon has served in various roles of increasing responsibility, including executive director of strategic planning for the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center and, most recently, president of Firestone Industrial Products.