Masaaki Tsuya

Bridgestone Holds Memorial Ceremony for Former CEO Yoichiro Kaizaki

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) held an April 25 ceremony at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo’s Peacock Room to remember the late Yoichiro Kaizaki. Formerly president and CEO at Bridgestone, Kaizaki passed away on Jan. 20 this year at the age of 85. Around 500 people, including current and former employees as well as other industry figures, attended the ceremony to look back...

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Bridgestone CEO Masaaki Tsuya Sees Service Networks as Key to Success in Shifting Tire Market

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) CEO Masaaki Tsuya recently sat down for an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. Talking about the importance of service networks in the tire industry, Tsuya said that these will be crucial going forward as lifestyle changes exert an influence on the market. As a general rule, Tsuya said, customers buy tires not because they want to but...

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Bridgestone CEO Masaaki Tsuya Discusses Focus on Europe, US Markets

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) CEO Masaaki Tsuya is focused in on Europe and the U.S. as two markets for his company to build upon. Tsuya recently sat down to talk with Japan Rubber Weekly and offer his breakdown of the market situations here and what his plans are here for Bridgestone. Tsuya sees Europe as being an important market for his...

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Bridgestone CEO Comments on Recent Troubles in Japanese Manufacturing

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) CEO Masaaki Tsuya recently offered comments regarding the series of problems this year that some say has shaken confidence in Japanese manufacturing. Speaking at a year-end press conference, Tsuya said that he does not believe that confidence in Japanese manufacturing has been undermined. He maintained that the earnestness and strong work ethic of Japanese people has not...

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Bridgestone Reiterates Global Efforts, Goals in 2017 Medium-Term Business Plan

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) Chairman and CEO Masaaki Tsuya has announced the tire manufacturer’s Mid-Term Management Plan (MTP) for 2017, with medium-term numerical targets largely unchanged from the MTP issued the previous year. The 2017 plan reiterates the 2016 MTP’s medium-term goals of a return on assets (ROA) of 6 percent, an operating profit rate of 10 percent, and a return...

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Bridgestone CEO Tsuya Reflects on 2016

Sitting down for an interview recently, Brigestone Corp. (TYO:5108) CEO Masaaki Tsuya reflected on what 2016 held for the Japanese tire manufacturer – and touched also on what the near future might have in store. Tsuya said that, in terms of innovation, last year saw Brigestone promoting the development of new materials such as tough polymer composites. It is part,...

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