Chief Technology Officer; Bridgestone Americas
Nizar Trigui was named the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Bridgestone Americas, in March 2017. As CTO, Nizar oversees the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center (ATC) in Akron, Ohio, and is building a business-first approach to innovation. He works to accelerate the commercialization of technology products, services and solutions; to bring new ideas to market; and to fuel business growth around such marketplace dynamics as autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles and artificial intelligence. Nizar also serves as a member of the Bridgestone Group Global Research and Development Committee.
Nizar’s automotive career spans nearly 30 years. During this time, he’s demonstrated his ability to create brand and business transformation, honed his management and leadership skills, developed a track record for meaningful product and technology development and gained extensive experience in program management, financial and quality controls, supplier negotiations and supply chain management.
Nizar has been recognized for a natural aptitude for leadership, talent development, operation streamlining, brand positioning, brand DNA definition, corporate strategy, business planning, product strategy, technology development, lean manufacturing and marketing strategies.
Prior to Bridgestone, Nizar held executive positions at Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Dura Automotive.
Nizar’s personal interests include the future of mobility as well as corporate leadership, business development and a fascination with outer space. He holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. In addition, he received executive training at the Yale University School of Management and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award.