Firestone Building Products LLC announced that Bridgestone executive Taylor Cole has been named president, effective Aug. 14, 2017. Cole succeeds Tim Dunn, Firestone Building Products, who will retire Oct. 1 after more than 31 years with Firestone and its parent company, Bridgestone Americas. As president, Cole will lead the long-term growth strategy and planning for Firestone, overseeing all aspects of marketing, sales, technology and international business development.
Cole joined Bridgestone in 2015 as president of commercial off-the-road (OTR) tires. Prior to joining Bridgestone, he served as managing director of U.S. new equipment and aftermarket business units at Howden North America Inc. Cole has also served in executive roles at Intergraph Corporation, Sandvik Mining and Construction and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. in the U.S. and overseas. Cole received a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and earned an MBA from the University of Florida.