VANCOUVER, British Columbia (April 30, 2008) — Jim Micali, Michelin North America Inc. chairman and president, has joined the board of directors of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. of Vancouver, effective April 25.
Ritchie Bros. is a 50-year-old auctioneer of industrial equipment, operating in more than 110 locations in 27 countries. The company sells used and new industrial equipment for the construction, transportation, mining, forestry, petroleum, materials handling and agricultural industries.
Micali — also a director of Sonoco and SCANA Corp. — is one of seven directors on the Ritchie Bros. board. He plans on retiring from Michelin effective Aug. 15.