Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Firestone
John M. Vasuta graduated from The University of Akron in December of 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and in December of 1992 with a Juris Doctorate and Master in Business Administration. Mr. Vasuta began his career in private practice with Kinney & Lange, and I.P. boutique law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then Fay, Sharpe, an I.P. boutique law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. He was then named partner at the law firm of Sand & Sebolt where he continued to focus on intellectual property law. After leaving private practice in 1997, Mr. Vasuta has spent time at Kennametal, Inc. as both Patent and Trademark Counsel, and R, D and E Business Manager; at August Technology Corp. as V.P. of Intellectual Property and General Counsel; and at Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries where he most recently serves as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., and General Counsel of BFS Brands, LLC. Mr. Vasuta holds memberships in the State Bars of Ohio and Minnesota. He is married to Marian (Rohn) Vasuta, a University of Akron graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Fine Arts. They have three children.