Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) announced in early February the formation of an integrated mining tire business unit and the reorganization of the Bridgestone Commercial Group.

The new business unit, Bridgestone Mining Solutions, combines all mining tire sales, service and sales engineering, as well as a group of U.S. and Canadian stores, into one integrated structure. Shawn Rasey will lead the new organization as vice president, Bridgestone Mining Solutions.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA-based BATO is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, whose parent company, Bridgestone Corp., is the world’s largest tire and rubber company.