By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor
Brussels-Minekazu Fujimura has been appointed chairman, chief executive officer and president of Bridgestone Europe. He replaces Shoshi Arakawa, who has returned to Japan to become Bridgestone Corp.'s senior vice president international operations and a member of its board.
Fujimura was previously vice president and officer, brand planning management & product planning at Bridgestone's Tokyo head office. He has also spent 10 years at Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire LLC, serving as chief administration officer of the American affiliate.