CEO & President
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM)
After three years as Vice President and General Counsel, Gary Garfield assumed the role of CEO and President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. March 1, 2010.
In 1991, Garfield joined then-Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee serving as Senior Counsel. In 1995, he was promoted to the position of General Counsel for Bridgestone Firestone Tire Sales Company.
In 2002, Garfield was named Vice President and General Counsel of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC. In 2007, Garfield accepted the positions of Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., positions in which he had served in an “acting” capacity since 2006.
In addition to his work at Bridgestone Americas, Garfield is a board member of Firestone Diversified Products, LLC, the Tennessee Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the Nashville Ballet. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association. In January 2011, he joined the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s Board of Trustees.
Garfield received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Wittenberg University and his Juris Doctor from Cincinnati University.