Michelin NA chairman and president Pete Selleck to retire

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The chairman and president of Michelin North America, Pete Selleck, is to retire as of December 31, 2017, having served a six-year tenure in the role. His successor will be announced in January 2018, in line with the company’s ongoing global reorganization plans.

“I’ve only had two jobs in my entire life – Michelin and the US Army. The company has given me the most outstanding professional journey I could ever have imagined, and I feel a debt of the deepest gratitude to every person who has played a role in my career,” said Selleck, an engineering graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, with 26 years’ active and reserve Army service.

“My plan for several years has been to retire at this time, and my family and I are excited about the next chapter in our lives. I’ll remain available to support the business as needed, and I look forward to the success that I know will follow on the path set by the new leader for Michelin in our zone.”

Selleck began his career with Michelin in 1982 as an industrial engineer at Michelin’s first US plant. He eventually became the plant’s manager. Subsequent chapters of Selleck’s career included various roles in the passenger vehicle tire units in North America and Europe, followed by global responsibility for the heavy-truck tire product line, before he moved into his final role as chairman and president of Michelin North America in late 2011.

November 21, 2017

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