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.
For that reason Mark will continue as chairman and CEO of that company concurrent with his responsibilities at BSAH.
In a letter to the BSAH Board announcing Lampe's retirement Shigeo Watanabe, chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone Corporation (BSJ) thanked Lampe "for his tremendous efforts on behalf of Bridgestone Americas.
In addition to the information regarding Lampe and Emkes, BSAH also announced a several new management assignments and additions to the BSAH board of directors.
Gorey will also become an executive vice president of BSAH effective February 1.
In addition to their responsibilities at BSAH, BFNT and BFDP, Tomiyasu and Gorey will be elected to the board of directors of BSAH effective January 7 and February 1, respectively.
Even in the face of rising raw material costs and healthcare expenses, BSAH is expecting to post a profit for 2003.
He accepted his current assignments as vice president, finance BSAH and CFO and vice president BFNT in 2001.