BMSA CEO Gerry Duffy Retires from Bridgestone after 36 Years of Global Leadership

After an illustrious career spanning an impressive 36 years, Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia (BMSA) CEO Gerry Duffy has announced his retirement. This news comes as a bittersweet moment for the company, as it bids farewell to a leader who has left an indelible mark on the organisation's global operations.

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Published on
September 19, 2023

Gerry Duffy joined BMSA in December 2020, amidst the challenging backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, his unwavering commitment, positive outlook, and exceptional leadership skills enabled him to not only navigate these turbulent times but also steer the company toward new heights of success.

Reflecting on his tenure, Duffy expressed his gratitude, stating, "While it is sad to be leaving BMSA, it’s been an honour to finish up my Bridgestone career by leading such an excellent company and great people."

Duffy's retirement comes with a seamless transition plan in place, ensuring the continued growth and success of BMSA. Tadashi Masamune, a highly experienced and forward-thinking executive, will succeed Gerry Duffy as the CEO of BMSA. Additionally, Andy Davies, who has demonstrated exceptional management skills in overseeing Bridgestone operations across Europe and Asia, will take the lead in the Sales and Operations division.

"In conjunction with Rene Allenbach’s continuous leadership of Support Services, BMSA leadership is well equipped for the challenges ahead as we strive to bring further value to all our stakeholders, most importantly our customers," remarked Gerry Duffy.

One of the notable accomplishments during Duffy's leadership was the successful integration of Otraco, a significant milestone that further solidified BMSA's position in the mining solutions industry.

The company expressed its heartfelt appreciation for Gerry Duffy's remarkable contribution over the years, thanking him for his dedication and wishing him a happy and healthy retirement.

This transition represents not only the end of an era but also the beginning of a new chapter for Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia. With a seasoned leadership team in place, the company is poised to continue its mission of delivering innovative solutions and unparalleled service to its customers, reaffirming its commitment to excellence in the global mining industry.

As BMSA bids farewell to Gerry Duffy, the organisation looks ahead to a promising future under the capable leadership of Tadashi Masamune and the rest of the executive team. This change signals a new era of growth and success for the company as it continues to provide top-tier mining solutions to its clients worldwide.

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