New Bridgestone CEO: Expect end to Ford feud

By Richard Truett, Automotive News

Chicago, Illinois-The icy relationship between Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has warmed in the last three years. But the tyre maker believes that Ford is still unlikely to become a customer in its US market again in the near future.

“It’s not a priority,” said Mark Emkes, who takes over as CEO at Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. when John Lampe retires 31 March. But he added: “We’re happy that we’ve opened the lines of communication.”

Lampe took over the tyre…

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