GREENVILLE, S.C. — Group Michelin has promoted 21-year company veteran Scott Clark to chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc., succeeding the retiring Pete Selleck.
Mr. Clark has been the firm's executive vice president and chief operating officer of its passenger- and light-truck tire unit since 2007, moving to the U.S. from Asia, where he'd been senior vice president of the firm's heavy-truck tire unit there.
Michelin also promoted another 21-year company veteran, Joanie Martin, to become its chief administrative officer, a newly created role.
Both promotions are effective Jan. 1.
Group Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard said Mr. Clark has "represented the voice of Michelin customers with dependable passion" for 20-plus years and is "well equipped to lead Michelin North America, especially as we transition next year to a new organizational structure."
Under the new structure, Mr. Clark will be responsible for all key customer-facing functions, including sales and marketing for North America, as well as quality, technical and supply chain units.
Michelin's North America region now will comprise the U.S. and Canada.
"I am excited about the future for our company as we refocus our business top to bottom on the relationships that matter most — those with our customers," Mr. Clark said. "We want to deliver a customer experience that is as differentiated and satisfying as the quality and performance of Michelin products."