Clark New Chairman At Michelin North America
04 January 2018
Michelin Group has named Scott Clark as chairman and president of Michelin North America. Joanie Martin also has been named chief administrative officer, a newly created role in the Company.
“Scott has represented the voice of Michelin customers with dependable passion in our organization for more than 20 years,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of Michelin Group, based in Clermont-Ferrand, France. “Scott is well equipped to lead Michelin North America, especially as we transition next year to a new organizational structure.”
Clark replaces Peter Selleck, who retired at the end of 2017 after a six-year tenure.
Under Michelin North America’s new structure, which was implemented on Jan. 1, Clark will be responsible for all key customer-facing functions of the company, including sales and marketing for North America, as well as quality, technical and supply chain units. Going forward, Michelin’s North America region will comprise the United States 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,” Clark said. “We want to deliver a customer experience that is as differentiated and satisfying as the quality and performance of Michelin products.”
Clark has served since 2007 as executive vice president of Michelin North America and chief operating officer of its passenger- and light-truck tire unit spanning the United States, Canada and Mexico. Previously, he served from 2005 to 2007 as senior vice president of Michelin’s heavy-truck tire unit in Asia. Across his 21-year tenure with Michelin, Clark has held various leadership roles in marketing, sales and other functions for units in Europe, Asia and North America. Earlier in his career, Clark worked for the Ralston Purina Company (now Nestle Purina PetCare).
Reporting to the chairman and president in her new role as chief administrative officer, Martin will be responsible for critical business-support functions that include communications, corporate development, finance, legal services, personnel, safety and environment, among others.
“Our goal is to empower Michelin employees by placing them closer to the customers at the heart of our business,” Martin said. “Executing this transition successfully will further position Michelin as a winning leader in sustainable mobility for years ahead, in North America and globally.”
A 21-year veteran of Michelin North America, Martin recently served as chief financial officer for the company. Previously, Martin was financial director and controller for Michelin’s passenger- and light-truck tire business across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Earlier assignments included various leadership roles in the tax and audit functions for Michelin in Greenville and Clermont-Ferrand.