Michael E. Martini
President of Consumer Original Equipment Tire
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT)
As President, Consumer Original Equipment Tire for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC, Michael E. Martini is responsible for sales and marketing of consumer original equipment tires in the United States and Canada.
Martini joined The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1977 in the materials development area. He spent five years developing innovative tire compounds to meet the emerging fuel economy needs of the auto industry. His career led to various roles in tire engineering and development of business relationships with Asian original equipment manufacturers. In 1987 he relocated to the Detroit original equipment sales office and was responsible for both commercial and engineering activities for a number of original equipment manufacturers.
Martini was named Account Executive for the General Motors account in 1988, and he was promoted to Global Team Leader for General Motors in 1994 for original equipment sales and engineering. He was named Vice President of original equipment sales in 2001 and assumed his current position in 2003. Martini also serves on the board of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC.
Martini holds a chemistry degree from the University of Notre Dame and a masterís of business administration from Kent State University.
Martini is a long-standing member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, is a board member of the Automotive Hall of Fame and participates in the Knights of Columbus.