Firestone Industrial Products Announces Leadership Changes

Firestone Industrial Procucts (FSIP), a leading maker of air springs for heavy-duty vehicles, has announced organizational changes to its global leadership structure.

Effective March 1, 2012, Piotr Bogaczynski will assume the role of Managing Director of FSIP Europe. Bogaczynski began his tenure with the tire operations of Bridgestone Poland but transitioned to FSIP to help launch the company’s manufacturing operation in Wolsztyn, Poland. Bogaczynski managed the Wolsztyn facility for eight years before completing a special assignment to launch a FSIP manufacturing unit in China in 2011.

In addition, Dan Leonard will assume the newly created position of FSIP Global Business Development Manager. Leonard has served as Managing Director of FSIP Europe for the past four years. In his new position, Leonard will be tasked with improving and expanding existing product lines and channels of distribution in the global market. Leonard will be based in the company’s Carmel, Ind., office in the United States.

“I am confident that these changes will streamline our global footprint and enable us to better execute our company’s strategic plan,” said John Vincent, FSIP President. “This new structure will allow us to build upon our ongoing efforts to be our customers’ clear value leader for our core product categories in all major geographic markets.”