Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin has promoted Alexis Garcin, a 17-year Michelin veteran, to chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc., the company announced 11 June.
He succeeds Scott Clark, who recently was promoted to group executive vice president responsible for the global passenger car and light truck business, motorsports and experiences.
Garcin has been senior vice president of Michelin's global long-distance transportation business line since 2018.
From 2011 to 2017, he was global strategic marketing director for the truck and bus division.
In his new position, Garcin will be responsible for all key "customer-facing" functions of Michelin North America, including sales and marketing, quality, technical development and supply chain units.
He will relocate to Greenville, home of Michelin's North American headquarters, from Clermont-Ferrand, France.
"Alexis brings an interpersonal style and a leadership approach that directly reflect the group's core values," Michelin CEO Florent Menegaux said.
"His experience and expertise will facilitate the group's continued growth and success in this important region."
During his 17 years with Michelin, the French native has held leadership roles in marketing, sales, distribution and other commercial functions for units in Europe and at the global level, Michelin said.
Concurrent with his promotion by Michelin, Garcin joins the board of the US Tire Manufacturers Association.
Clark, head of Michelin North America since December 2017, was named to Michelin Group's executive committee in March by in-coming CEO Florent Menegaux, along with eight other senior managers.
Among his new duties is oversight of the Americas region.
He succeeded the retiring Pete Selleck as the top North American executive.