CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Michelin Group has promoted Maude Portigliatti, currently senior vice president advanced research, to executive vice president, high tech materials.
Ms. Portigliatti, a Michelin employee since 2000, will succeed Sonia Artinian-Fredou, who — according to Michelin — "helped transform the high-tech materials business department into one of the company's future growth drivers."
Michelin's high-tech materials business unit consists of its non-tire operations, including rubber products, hydrogen mobility, waste tire recycling, clean and bio-sourced materials and 3D metal printing.
After helping to set up a new materials R&D department in 2007, Ms. Portigliatti was appointed group scientific director in 2013.
She became 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.
In 2019, she took charge of Michelin's advanced research, where she was in charge of developing Michelin innovations for the tire and high-tech materials segments.
She is a graduate of INSA Lyon engineering school, where she majored in materials physics, and holds a research master's degree in materials science and a P.h.D. in polymer physics from the Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory.