Maude Portigliatti, currently SVP of Advanced Research at Michelin, is to join the group’s executive committee as EVP of High Tech Materials in July. She will succeed Sonia Artinian-Fredou, who is leaving Michelin.
Michelin says that over the past six years, Artinian-Fredou has helped transform the High Tech Materials business department into one of the company’s future growth drivers.
Portigliatti is a graduate of INSA Lyon engineering school, where she majored in materials physics. She also holds a research master’s degree in materials science and a PhD in polymer physics from the Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory, led at the time by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes of the Collège de France. Portigliatti joined the Michelin Group in 2000 and, after helping to set up a new Materials R&D Department in 2007, she was appointed group scientific director in 2013.
She went on to become innovation deployment programs director within the Automotive Original Equipment business line in 2017, serving the group’s key customers in North America, Europe and Asia. Portigliatti took the helm of advanced research for the group in 2019, where she was in charge of developing innovations for the tire and high-tech materials segments.