Michelin North America appoints new chairman and president

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Alexis Garcin has been named the next chairman and president of Michelin North America. Garcin succeeds Scott Clark, who was recently promoted to the group executive committee as executive vice president, responsible for the global passenger car and light truck business, motorsports, experiences, and regional oversight of the Americas.

“Alexis brings an interpersonal style and a leadership approach that directly reflects the group’s core values. His experience and expertise will facilitate the group’s continued growth and success in this important region,” said Florent Menegaux, CEO of Michelin Group.

Garcin will be responsible for all key customer-facing functions at Michelin North America, which covers the USA and Canada, including sales and marketing, quality, technical development and supply chain units.

Garcin said, “I am confident in the future of the company as we continue to focus on bringing the sustainable mobility strategy to life – the critical balance of customer-centricity, financial results, respect for the environment and empowerment of our people. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the team in North American to better serve customers and drive the business forward.”

Since 2018 Garcin has served as senior vice president of Michelin Group’s global long-distance transportation business line. From 2011 to 2017, he was global strategic marketing director for the truck and bus division. Throughout his 17-year tenure with Michelin, Garcin has held various leadership roles in marketing, sales, distribution and other commercial functions for units in Europe and on a global scale.

Earlier in his career, Garcin worked for Bosch Group. He holds a degree in economical sciences from the University Lumière in Lyon, France, and a master’s degree in business and management from Saint-Etienne Business School in France.

Concurrent with this appointment, Garcin also joins the board of the US Tire Manufacturers Association. He will relocate from Clermont-Ferrand, France, to Greenville, South Carolina, home to Michelin’s North American headquarters.

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