Bridgestone Retail Operations, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, has appointed a former Office Depot executive as president.
The nation’s largest company-owned network of tire and service centers named Marko Ibrahim as president. He succeeds Joe Venezia, who has led the company since 2017 and stepped down to pursue a new opportunity outside of Bridgestone.
Ibrahim joined BSRO in February 2018 as VP of stores and was promoted to senior VP of stores in 2020. Prior to joining Bridgestone, he held a variety of leadership roles with major national retailers, most recently as senior VP of North America retail for Office Depot, where he led all aspects of store operations for more than 1,400 retail stores, and a team of 25,000-plus associates.
With a network of more than 2,200 locations, BSRO operates locations under the banners of Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works banners. In his new role as president, Ibrahim will oversee the total Bridgestone retail business with a focus on driving efficiency, profitability and increased customer count.
“Since joining Bridgestone in 2018, Marko has made a great impact on our BSRO stores and operations – especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gabriel Asbun, group president, Bridgestone Americas tire business. “His ability to connect with BSRO store teams across the U.S. and lead them to success is why BSRO is the most trusted provider in every neighborhood we serve.”