The Board of Bridgestone Australia Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr Andrew Moffatt to the position of Managing Director for Bridgestone Australia Ltd., effective 1st January 2013.
This is the first time since Bridgestone Corporation Japan entered the Australian market that a local Managing Director has been appointed to oversee the Australian and New Zealand operations.
“This appointment is in line with Bridgestone Corporation’s goal of establishing itself as a true global company to optimize group global performance.” said the current Group Chairman & Managing Director, Mr Nobuyuki Mieno.
“I will return to Japan at the beginning of next year knowing the Company will continue to prosper and grow under Mr Moffatt’s leadership.”
Mr Moffatt is currently the Senior Executive Director of Bridgestone Australia Ltd. and has been a Board Director since 1997. Having been with the Company for almost 20 years he brings significant industry experience to the position.
“I am honoured to be appointed as the new Managing Director and look forward to continuing to grow the Company’s market leading position,” Mr Moffatt said.
The Board also announced the appointment of a new Chairperson, Mr Kunitoshi Takeda,