Bridgestone Names New VP 

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Tom Lehner (Photo: Bridgestone)

Tom Lehner named new VP of Government Relations.

Bridgestone Americas has announced that Tom Lehner has been named Vice President, Government Relations, effective immediately. Lehner is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Bridgestone’s government relationships in the US, Latin America and Canada.

“As the No. 1 tire and rubber manufacturer in the world, Bridgestone plays a major role in influencing public policy in support of our industry,” said Chris Karbowiak, chief administrative officer, Bridgestone Americas. “With the rapid change that will occur in the automotive industry over the next several years, including advanced vehicle technology and autonomous vehicles, among other things, it is critical Bridgestone continues to have a strong point of view on policy that aligns with both our business strategy and our way of doing business. Tom’s background in the automotive industry and strong record of leadership working with CEOs, elected officials and trade associations will help strengthen our position and build relationships in Washington and beyond.”

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