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Craig Schneider named President of Firestone Industrial Products


Craig Schneider has joined Bridgestone Americas as President, Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP), effective October 2, 2017. Craig succeeds Scott Damon, who was recently named President, Commercial Group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). In his new role, Craig will be responsible for leading the strategic growth of FSIP and more than 1,500 teammates around the world who contribute to its global success. Craig will report to Bill Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Bridgestone Americas.

“Firestone Industrial Products is an important business in our portfolio and is positioned for growth,” said Bill. “Craig’s background in sales, marketing and general management experience will be critical to building upon the strong platform Scott and the FSIP team have established over the past few years. This is an exciting time to be part of FSIP and Bridgestone Americas, and I am excited to see the team continue to drive innovation and breakthrough growth globally under Craig’s leadership.”

Ben Rosenblum, Brad Marks, Corey Moore, Dennis Turner, Graham Brookes and Mark Hilburger will report to Craig.

Craig joins FSIP after more than 13 years of leadership roles with Shell Oil Company, including international assignments. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Retail Sales, Lubricants. Prior to that role, Craig served as Vice President & General Manager Retail Fuels Marketing. He also previously served as Vice President & General Manager Lubes Marketing and Group Manager, Business-to-Consumer Key Accounts, among other roles. Prior to joining Shell Oil Company, Craig spent several years as a consultant with CapGemini and Ernst & Young.

Craig earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University in Houston.

About Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC:

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC, specializes in air spring manufacturing and technology with a history of more than 75 years of research and development on technologically advanced air springs for the global marketplace. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Firestone Industrial Products manufactures air springs and related products for commercial trucks and trailers, cars, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, mini vans, motor homes, buses, agricultural equipment, rail and industrial applications. The company has quality-certified manufacturing/assembly plants and technical centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Firestone offers a line of Complete Suspension Solutions that includes Ride-Rite™, Sport-Rite™, Coil-Rite™, and Level-Rite™ Air Helper Springs, and Work-Rite™ Load Assist Springs. These products have become synonymous with quality, durability and outstanding customer support. For more information, visit