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KENNETH W. WEAVER

President, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO)
Executive Vice President, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM)


Ken Weaver was appointed as President, U.S. and Canada Commercial Tire Sales, BATO and Executive Vice President, BSAM in September 2011. Prior to this promotion, Weaver served as Chief Financial Officer for Bridgestone Americas. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Chairman, CEO and President of Firestone Diversified Products, LLC (FSDP).

In 1982, Weaver became Manager, Financial Systems, Firestone Credit Card. Then in 1982, he moved to the GCR Group where he held various positions, including Information Systems Director, Controller and Assistant National Manager. In 1997, Weaver moved to Firestone Agricultural Tire to serve as Director of Finance. Later he became their National Sales Manager, and in 2001 he was promoted to Director Sales & Marketing. In 2004, Weaver became Controller of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC. A year later he assumed the position of Vice President of Finance, BFNT.

In 2007, Weaver was promoted to the position of Corporate Controller, Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. where he supported senior management through accurate and timely reporting of financial results, analyzed proposed investments, provided sound financial and strategic advice and ensured sustainable company finances through asset and debt management. Weaver also serves on the Boards of Directors of Bridgestone Bandag, LLC, BFS Mercantile, Inc., Bridgestone Finance (Nevada), Inc. and BSA Sourcing, LLC.

Weaver earned both his bachelor’s degree in business and his master’s of business administration degree from Pennsylvania State University.