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Future Mobility and Innovation in the Commercial Truck Tire Industry


Joseph Saoud
President, Truck, Bus & Retread, U.S. & Canada
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

Presentation Summary

The commercial trucking industry is changing rapidly with emerging trends such as electrification, autonomy and connectivity shaping the future of transportation. These advancements are redefining the way fleets do business and leading commercial customers to expect more from tire manufacturers and their dealers. Joseph Saoud, President, TBR and Retread Tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, will discuss trends in the commercial trucking industry and examine the important role tires will play to enable smart, efficient and sustainable mobility in the future.

Meet the Presenter

Joseph Saoud is  President of the North American Truck, Bus and Retread Business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, a position he has held since October 2016 .    He is responsible for driving the long-term growth strategy for the TBR and retread business, and oversees the development and delivery of innovation products, technologies and services that drive value for fleet customers, original equipment manufacturers and dealers.

Joseph brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to Bridgestone.  He spent 20 years working at Cummins, Inc., serving in roles of increasing responsibility.  For seven of those years at Cummins, He was President of the Ccummins Filtration business unit, a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies.   He also served as the President of Global Construction, Agriculture and Military for Commercial  Vehicle Group, Inc.  (CVG) for one year prior to joining Bridgestone.

Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.