Gordon Knapp assumed his role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in March 2014. As COO, he is responsible for ensuring the execution of day-to-day tasks necessary to achieve the company’s vision of undisputed leadership. As such, Knapp plays a key role in helping to oversee human resource alignments, operations strategy and policies, and works to foster employee alignment with corporate goals.
Under Knapp’s leadership, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has strengthened its focus on delivering value to consumers through innovation and achieving operational excellence. Knapp brings invaluable experience, including a strong global mindset built by living and working in four different countries throughout his career.
Knapp joined the company in 2013 as President, Consumer Tire, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations North America. He previously served as President of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Family Care North Atlantic, Consumer Tissue Division, as well as President and Vice President of Pfizer, Inc., where he gained experience in leading operations for iconic brands such as Kleenex, Viva, Listerine and Schick.Knapp received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Trent University, and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario.