Bridgestone Americas Announces New IT, Finance Leads Tim Walsh named CIO and Alan Lindsey promoted to Vice
President, Information Technology; Bill Thompson named
NASHVILLE, TENN. (June 25, 2012) - Bridgestone Americas
recently announced that Tim Walsh, who previously served as
Bridgestone Americas Corporate Controller, has been named
Chief Information Officer for the company. Walsh will be
responsible for overall leadership of Bridgestone's IT
function, including making enhancements to the company's IT
organization and overseeing strategy and implementation to
ensure efficient delivery of IT services.
To support Walsh, Alan Lindsey is being promoted to the
position of Vice President, Information Technology. Bill
Thompson, who currently serves as West Zone Manager for
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, will succeed Walsh as
Bridgestone Americas Corporate Controller.
Background Information on Walsh, Lindsey and Thompson
Walsh joined Bridgestone Americas in 1993, and has served as
Controller for the company's tire division as well other
financial leadership positions within the Americas, including
General Manager, Group Finance for Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
in Brussels. Walsh has a bachelor's degree from the
University of Tennessee.
Lindsey has been a part of the Bridgestone Americas team for
almost 14 years, beginning his career with Bridgestone
Americas as a network system administrator. He has also
served as Director, Information Technology for the company's
building products and industrial products businesses.
Lindsey, a Knoxville native, is a graduate of the University
of Phoenix and received his certification in Leadership
Development from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School
Thompson joined Bridgestone Americas in 1996, and has a
strong financial background, having served in finance
positions of increasing responsibility with the company's
retail, manufacturing and commercial tire groups, as well as
Controller for the tire division. Bill received his
bachelor's degree in economics from State University of New
York at Stony Brook and his master's degree in finance from
Georgia State University.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.: Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
(BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the
world's largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its
subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of
Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address
the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers,
automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment
manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and
mining industries. The companies are also engaged in
retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and
produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers
and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the
world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is
dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all
of the communities it calls home.