WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2013) — The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has elected Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc.. chairman of the organization's board of directors.
Mr. Selleck succeeds Roy Armes, chairman, president and CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., who had served as RMA board chairman since 2011.
"We are excited to have Pete aboard as the new RMA board chairman," said Charles A. Cannon, RMA president and CEO. "I am confident that the board and RMA's membership will be well served by Pete's strong leadership skills over the next two years."
The RMA is the national trade association for manufacturers that make tires in the U.S.
Mr. Cannon added that the RMA is "very grateful to Roy Armes, who has devoted significant time, attention and energy to RMA to help our industry navigate important policy issues."
At Michelin, Mr. Selleck is responsible for the coordination of all of the Greenville, S.C.-based tire maker's operations in North America. They comprise 19 major manufacturing facilities, 22,000 employees and annual revenues in 2012 of $10.8 billion. His 31-year career with the company has included roles ranging from plant manager to president of Michelin's worldwide truck tire business.
"In addition to addressing the many regulatory and legislative issues impacting the U.S. tire industry, the RMA has a strong record of pro-safety advocacy and education, and solid achievements in environmental stewardship," Mr. Selleck said.
"It's a privilege to lead the organization and its members to continue to strengthen our industry and positively impact those we serve."
He assumed the board chairman post today for a two-year term.