Bridgestone Americas announces new executive director of sales for off-the-road (OTR) tire business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 12, 2018) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced Marisa Blank as the executive director of sales, commercial off-the-road (OTR) tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). In this role, Blank will lead and develop sales growth strategies for the mining and construction industries and related segments, including aggregates, ports, roads and bridges.

“Marisa’s extensive sales background, analytical skills and wealth of industry knowledge make her a perfect fit for the role,” said Bridget Neal, president, off-the-road tires, BATO. “We are confident that she will successfully guide our OTR sales team to provide best-in-class customer service in this ever-evolving industry driven by data and technology.”

Blank joined Bridgestone in 2010, most recently serving as director of original equipment (OE) account managementfor the company’s consumer tire business in North America. Over the last seven years, she has helped advance the OE consumer business by developing and executing effective customer-centric plans.

Prior to Bridgestone, Blank held other positions within the automotive industry including with Akzonobel, Idemitsu Lubricants and Dow Chemical. She earned a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering and systems engineering from Oakland University.

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