Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has announced the appointment of Pascal Couasnon as director of the mobility experience business line, effective 5 Sept.
The French tire maker said in a 4 Sept statement that that Couasnon will replace Alexandre Taisne while also maintaining the supervision over the motorsport business line which he is currently directing.
Couasnon joined the Michelin group in 1987 and has previously served as vice-president marketing of Michelin North America, technical spokesperson and a road test engineer at the Ladoux technology centre.
Matthieu Bonardel, currently director of the Michelin group's connected tires department, has been appointed director of the motorsport business line under the supervision of Pascal Couasnon.
Bonardel joined Michelin in 1995 and has served as director of research for passenger car and van tires at Michelin North America. He also led the Movin'On programme in 2016 before becoming the director of the connected tires department in 2017.