Bridgestone Americas Announces New Chief Information Officer

Bridgestone Americas Announces New Chief Information Officer

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Monday, November 23, 2020

As CIO, Rodabaugh is expected to lead the strategy and operations of Bridgestone Americas Information Technology function and over 300 employees and contractors in both North America as well as Latin America.

Fremont, CA: Bridgestone Americas has declared that Taren Rodabaugh has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Bridgestone Americas effective August 31.

She will spearhead the information technology strategy in support of the company’s current evolution to become sustainable mobility as well as advanced solutions company.

“The role of information technology and data is an integral part of our digital transformation and strategy,” stated Scott Damon, group president, operations, Bridgestone Americas. “Taren and the IT team will continue to be a key component of our strategy as we leverage technology and data to strengthen our core tire business, accelerate our solutions roadmap and upgrade our digital solutions. Her extensive and diverse technology background will serve her well in this role.”

As CIO, Rodabaugh is expected to lead the strategy and operations of Bridgestone Americas Information Technology function and over 300 employees and contractors in both North America as well as Latin America. She will develop and carry out the future architecture roadmap and evolve the IT delivery model via partnerships with cross-functional leaders across Bridgestone.

“I’m excited to join Bridgestone Americas during this pivotal time in the company’s nearly 90-year history. Information technology will play a key role in our company’s ongoing evolution to become a leader in sustainable mobility and advanced solutions, said Taren Rodabaugh, CIO, Bridgestone Americas. “During a time when mobility solutions and ecosystems are emerging and converging faster than ever before, we are focused on our ability to leverage technology and data to strengthen our core tire business, accelerate our solutions roadmap and deliver customer focused digital solutions. This massive digital transformation will result in many benefits for our customers including data-driven products and new digital services,” she added.

Rodabaugh joins Bridgestone Americas from Fortune 500 company Harley-Davidson, where she was appointed as chief information officer. During her time at Harley-Davidson, she was taking care of digital platform and ERP system modernizations, the establishment of key IT performance, security functions as well as execution of IT organizational transformations. Before Harley-Davidson, she held roles with increasing responsibilities at Deloitte and IBM.

Weekly Brief

Read Also