Bridgestone Americas Names Steve Hoeft President of Commercial Truck Group

A Bridgestone exhibit at an industry show (John Sommers II for Transport Topics) with Steve Hoeft inset (Bridgestone Americas).

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Bridgestone Americas has selected Steve Hoeft as president of its commercial truck group, the company announced Dec. 1.

The Nashville, Tenn.-based tire manufacturer said he will assume the role effective immediately, succeeding Chris Ripani.

The commercial truck group includes the truck and bus radial business.

“Steve is an excellent leader and has been an integral part of the Commercial Truck Group leadership team for the last several years,” said Riccardo Cichi, chief sales officer at Bridgestone Americas. “As we continue our journey to become a world leader in sustainable mobility solutions, the commercial truck group will play a vital role with strategic partnerships and innovative solutions that propel Bridgestone into the future. We look forward to continued success under his leadership.”

Hoeft has been with the company since 2017. He previously served as chief operating officer for the commercial truck group. He will now be responsible for setting the go-to-market strategy for the truck and bus radial business. He will also oversee a team that works closely with commercial original equipment manufacturers and fleet customers to deliver products, services and solutions aimed at making mobility safer, more sustainable and more efficient. — Transport Topics

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