October 9, 2017 2:00 PM, EDT

Craig Schneider Takes Over as President, Firestone Industrial Products

Firestone Industrial Products has named Craig Schneider president. 

Craig Schneider

Schneider succeeds Scott Damon, who recently was named president of the commercial group in the United States and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

“Craig brings a strong background in sales, marketing and general management to Firestone Industrial Products at a time when the business is well-positioned for growth,” said Bill Thompson, chief operating officer of Bridgestone Americas, in a statement.

Firestone Industrial Products manufactures air springs and related products for commercial trucks and trailers as well as for cars, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, minivans, motor homes, buses, agricultural equipment, rail and industrial applications.

As president, Schneider will oversee all aspects of the Firestone Industrial Products business, including management of the more than 1,500 employees around the world who have helped position it as a leader in manufacturing and marketing products for technologically advanced air suspensions, according to the Nashville, Tenn.-based company.

Schneider joins Bridgestone after more than 13 years in leadership roles with Shell Oil Co., most recently as senior vice president and general manager of retail sales, lubricants. Prior to that role, Schneider served as vice president and general manager retail of fuels marketing. He also previously served as vice president and general manager of lubes marketing and group manager, business-to-consumer key accounts.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., which manufactures and markets a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires.