GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 6)—James Micali, chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc., has been named to the Executive Council of the Clermont-Ferrand, France-based Michelin Group, effective July 30. The Executive Council comprises senior executives within Michelin who assist Chairman and CEO Edouard Michelin, and two other managing partners, Francois Michelin and Rene Zingraff. Micali, 53, is the first native-born North American to sit on the council. Micali has held his position as chairman of Michelin North America since 1996. He joined the company in 1977.