NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2008) – Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BSAH) today announced that Dan MacDonald, currently Director of Media Relations for BSAH, has been promoted to Executive Director, Communications, effective immediately. MacDonald is in charge of managing corporate communications to both internal and external audiences and is responsible for ensuring that accurate information about the company, its products and its performance is provided to the news media, company teammates, dealers and the community in a clear and consistent manner. He is also responsible for managing the company’s corporate image advertising efforts and often serves as the company’s spokesman, among many other communications related responsibilities.
According to Christine Karbowiak, Vice President, Community and Corporate Relations, “Dan is extremely deserving of his promotion, having earned the trust of those whose messages he helps communicate and as well as those to whom those messages are delivered. He is a great asset to the Bridgestone Americas family of companies, grounded in good judgment and intent on producing a quality product.”
MacDonald, an award-winning broadcast journalist, joined BSAH in 2002 after having worked in broadcast news for 18 years. Most recently, he served as an anchor and investigative reporter for Newschannel 5 and News 2 in Nashville. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 with Bachelors degrees in International Relations and Broadcast Journalism. He also earned a Masters degree in Journalism in 1985 from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
About Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BSAH) is the U.S. subsidiary of the Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAH and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the world and produce air springs, roofing materials, synthetic rubber and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAH family of companies also operate the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.