Bridgestone promotes Kurt Danielson to president of Bandag

Jan. 1, 2020
Kurt Danielson, the previous vice president of sales and marketing at Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, has been promoted to president.

Kurt Danielson, the previous vice president of sales and marketing at Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, has been promoted to president.

Danielson will be responsible for the daily operation, profitability and long-term strategic direction of the company, including sales, marketing, finance, human resources, manufacturing, and research and development.

Kurt played a critical role in the formation (of the unit) after the Bandag merger in 2007, and his professionalism and sound leadership have been instrumental in helping us meet the challenges of today’s dynamic truck and bus tire and retread marketplace,” says Saul Solomon, president of Bridgestone’s U.S. and Canada Commercial Tire Sales division.

Danielson joined then-Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. in 1994 as a territory manager in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then became a territory consultant in Nashville. He moved on to become sales manager of original equipment and truckstop marketing plus several other executive positions.

He has a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the University of Michigan.

Also, Kevin Berg has been promoted to be Bandag’s controller. He will report to Danielson and will be responsible for the financial planning and operation of the division. His responsibilities will also include overseeing the key financial functions of accounts payable, fleet credit and manufacturing, which comprises four tread rubber manufacturing factories and the equipment manufacturing plant.



Berg started his career with Bridgestone as manager of external financial reporting in 2005 after spending many years in public accounting. He holds a master of accountancy and bachelor of science degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University and is a certified public accountant in the state of Tennessee.

Troy Geuther will remain controller of the firm’s U.S. and Canada commercial tire sales division.

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