Bridgestone Hosts Inaugural Trade Show

The Bridgestone Canada team.
Aaron Walters, Director, Dealer Sales, Consumer Replacement, Bridgestone welcomes the many tire retailers in attendance.
Jason Blackwell, Consumer Education Specialist, Consumer Replacement, Bridgestone talks about some of the company’s newest tires.
Joel Khan (L) and David Bates from Shell
Al Hernandez (L) and Marc Page from Epicor
Brian Rhode (L) and Jeff Cessna from TCS (Tire Company Solutions)
Matthew Martel (L) and Kirk Argo from Uni-Select
Lanae McMahan (L) and Jon Napoli from Optimize Social Media
James Kiriazes (L) and Kevin Taylor from Bridgestone Canada
(L-R) Stephanie Cooney-Mann, Adam Donsky, and Brian Boksa from NAPA
J.P. Brooks (L) and Tim Tilberg from Fitment Group
Dominique Bouche (L) and Victoria Smith from Wurth
Brandon Wilson from Net Driven
Mario Andretti signs autographs
Ontario tire retailers enjoy a day of education and networking. Bridgestone Canada hosted the company’s very first Canadian trade show on February 4th in Mississauga, Ontario. More than 400 tire retailers from all over the province were invited to attend a full day of networking, education and a special appearance…

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