Mar 20, 2017 NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Bridgestone Americas Announces New Chief Technology Officer

Gordon Knapp, CEO and President, Bridgestone Americas

Nizar brings a tremendous amount of experience, leadership and vision in the areas of innovation, intellectual property development and commercialization of new products in the automotive industry.

Gordon Knapp, CEO and President, Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced Nizar Trigui has been named Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Bridgestone Americas, a new role. He assumes and will expand a role currently being held by Steve Charles, Vice President of Product Development for Bridgestone Americas, who will now be Bridgestone Americas’ lead representative in a joint global effort to better integrate and set strategic direction for Bridgestone Americas Ce​nter for Research and Technology, Firestone Polymers and the guayule project. 

“Nizar brings a tremendous amount of experience, leadership and vision in the areas of innovation, intellectual property development and commercialization of new products in the automotive industry,” said Gordon Knapp, CEO and President, Bridgestone Americas.

Trigui is a global technology executive who has built and transformed businesses and brands in the automotive industry for more than 25 years. Trigui joins Bridgestone from DURA Automotive, where he most recently served as CTO and Executive Vice President, leading corporate product strategy, technology portfolio and global product development. He also served concurrently as Chairman of the Board for the Asia-Pacific region and General Manager of the company’s Electronics Division Joint Venture. Prior to joining DURA, Trigui held a series of executive positions with Ford Motor Company in the U.S. and Jaguar Land Rover in England, including Global Chief Engineer of Sustainable Mobility. In that role, he led the development and execution of a coherent product strategy and technology roadmap to transform the brand perception and customer satisfaction with product efficiency.

Trigui earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University. He also received executive training at the Yale University School of Management and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award.

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