Michelin Group recently announced the appointment of Alexis Garcin as the next Chairman and President of Michelin North America.
Currently in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Garcia will relocate to Michelin North America’s headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina to take charge in his new role.
“Alexis brings an interpersonal style and a leadership approach that directly reflect the Group’s core values,” says Florent Menegaux, CEO of Michelin Group. “His experience and expertise will facilitate the Group’s continued growth and success in this important region.”
Garcin will take over from Scott Clark who has been promoted to the Group Executive Committee to the position of Executive Vice President. Clark is now responsible for the company’s global passenger car and light truck business, motorsports, Experiences (including the famed Michelin Guides) and regional oversight of the Americas.
In his new role, Garcin will oversee all major customer-facing functions of Michelin North America (Canada and the U.S.), such as sales and marketing, quality, technical development and supply chain units. Additionally, he has also joined the board of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).
“I am confident in the future of our Company as we continue to focus on bringing our sustainable mobility strategy to life—the critical balance of customer-centricity, financial results, respect for the environment and empowerment of our people,” says Garcin. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with our team in the North American region to better serve our customers and drive the business forward.”
Before being promoted, Garcin was working as the Senior Vice President of the Michelin Group’s global long-distance transportation business line since 2018. He previously held the position of Global Strategic Marketing Director for the truck and bus division of the company from 2011 to 2017. Garcin has been a part of Michelin for 17 years now and has held key leadership positions in marketing, sales, distribution and other commercial functions for units in Europe and at the global level.