Nizar Trigui joined Bridgestone Americas in 2017 as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Three years later in June 2021, Trigui accepted the expanded role of CTO and Group President for the company’s Solutions Businesses. He also serves as a Vice President and Senior Officer for Bridgestone Corporation. As CTO and Group President, Solutions Businesses for Bridgestone Americas, Trigui is charged with accelerating the commercialization of technology, products, services and solutions to bring new ideas to market and fuel business growth. He leads the company’s research and development efforts and is building a business-first approach to innovation. He also has responsibility for Firestone Industrial Products, Mobility Solutions, IT and Circular Economy, in addition to all Akron-based operations.
Trigui joined Bridgestone from DURA Automotive where he most recently served as CTO and Executive Vice President leading corporate product strategy, technology portfolio and global product development. Prior to DURA, he held a series of executive positions with Ford Motor Company in the U.S. and Jaguar Land Rover in England.
Trigui earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University. He also received executive training at the Yale University School of Management and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award.