Firestone Industrial Products names Sigillito sales/marketing director

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Firestone Industrial Products Co. has named veteran sales and marketing professional Michael Sigillito as its new sales and marketing director. Sigillito has served in several key sales and marketing management roles throughout his 27-year tenure with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations; most recently, he was the director of retail, channel and Canadian marketing.

“Michael has been a strong performer for many years within Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, our sister company,” says Mike Cerio, president of Firestone Industrial Products, based in Indianapolis. “We look forward to him taking an instrumental role in solidifying our position as the world’s foremost air spring manufacturer. He is a tremendous asset to this company, and he will be a driving force in maximizing Firestone Industrial Products’ market opportunities, as well as in providing extensive support to our customers and partners.”

In addition, Firestone Industrial Products announced that Emily Poladian and Mark Hilburger will join the sales management team:

  • Poladian has been named heavy-duty distributor sales manager. With 11 years of experience at Firestone Industrial Products, she previously held the positions of product engineer and sales engineer for industrial sales. Most recently, she was senior sales engineer for original equipment (OE) sales.
  • Hilburger, who has been named heavy duty OE sales manager, joined Firestone Industrial Products as a product engineer in 1995 and later was promoted to the positions of senior product engineer and senior sales engineer. He also has served as business development manager and played an integral role in managing the development of a new Firestone Industrial Products air springs manufacturing facility in Costa Rica that opened in April.
  • “The reorganization of the sales department and the addition of new members to the team further strengthens our service to customers,” Cerio says. “We are well positioned to provide the sales support, technical assistance and customer service that is expected from the world’s leading air spring manufacturer.”