Bridgestone Americas announced Taren Rodabaugh has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective August 31. She will lead the information technology strategy in support of the company's ongoing evolution to become a sustainable mobility and advanced solutions company.
"The role of information technology and data is an integral part of our digital transformation and strategy," said Scott Damon, group president, operations, Bridgestone Americas. "Taren and the IT team will continue to be a key component of our strategy as we leverage technology and data to strengthen our core tire business, accelerate our solutions roadmap and upgrade our digital solutions. Her extensive and diverse technology background will serve her well in this role."
As CIO, Rodabaugh will be responsible for leading the strategy and operations of Bridgestone Americas Information Technology function and more than 300 employees and contractors in both North America and Latin America. She will develop and execute the future architecture roadmap and evolve the IT delivery model through partnerships with cross-functional leaders across Bridgestone.
Rodabaugh joins Bridgestone Americas from Fortune 500 company Harley-Davidson, where she most recently served as chief information officer. During her time at Harley-Davidson, she was responsible for digital platform and ERP system modernizations, establishment of key IT performance and security functions and execution of IT organizational transformations. Prior to Harley-Davidson, she held roles with increasing responsibilities at IBM and Deloitte.
Rodabaugh is a graduate of Miami University with a degree in manufacturing engineering management. She earned her MBA from Northwestern University.