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Bridgestone Announces James DeMouy as Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

Bridgestone Americas today announced James (Jim) DeMouy has been named Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) for Bridgestone Americas. DeMouy will provide Environmental, Health and Safety strategic and operational leadership for the global enterprise, including stewardship of the Sustainability initiatives. He will lead and direct all environmental, sustainability, health and safety-related activities for the entire Americas region, including overseas locations (manufacturing and retail). He will assume accountability for continued development and management of Bridgestone's industry leading regulatory compliance programs.

"Jim brings a proven track record of leadership in Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability to Bridgestone," said Christine Karbowiak, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Acting Chief Human Resources Officer. "Jim has excelled in management at the manufacturing level and large-scale EHSS operations globally. We look forward to seeing Jim utilize his communication and problem-solving skills to work collaboratively across regions and business units to lead Bridgestone Americas' strategy and plans to maintain and enhance our world-class EHS performance."

DeMouy is an accomplished Environmental, Health and Safety leader with a strong drive for regulatory compliance, injury prevention, health initiatives, environmental protection and sustainability and social responsibility. He has excelled in division management at the manufacturing level and large scale EHS operations globally. DeMouy most recently served as Vice President, Environmental Health Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility for Alstom Thermal Power, where he led a global team and oversaw all environmental, health, safety, crisis management and sustainability programs for the Baden, Switzerland-based business totaling 35,000 employees. Prior to Alstom, he worked at General Electric (GE) as General Manager of Environmental Health and Safety for Power Generation Services, a business unit of nearly 8,000 employees worldwide.

DeMouy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration in International Business degrees from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.