Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, announced that Marko Ibrahim has been named president of Bridgestone Retail Operations.
Ibrahim joined BSRO in February 2018 as vice president of stores and was promoted to senior vice president of stores in 2020. During that time, he was responsible for BSRO store and field operations, worked closely with leadership to deliver strong business results and successfully managed the company through a challenging pandemic year, the company says.
In his new role as president, Ibrahim will oversee the total Bridgestone retail business with a focus on driving efficiency, profitability and increased customer count. He will lead BSRO’s 23,000 employees nationwide to serve more than 20 million customers annually and deliver a best-in-class tire and automotive service experience, Bridgestone says.
Prior to joining Bridgestone, Ibrahim held a variety of leadership roles with major national retailers, most recently as senior vice president of North America retail for Office Depot, where he led all aspects of store operations for more than 1,400 retail stores, and a team of 25,000-plus associates.
Ibrahim succeeds Joe Venezia, who has led the organization since 2017 and stepped down to pursue a new leadership opportunity outside of Bridgestone.