GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin has promoted Alexis Garcin, a 17-year Michelin veteran, to chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc. 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, S.C., 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.
"I am confident in the future of our company as we continue to focus on bringing our sustainable mobility strategy to life—the critical balance of customer-centricity, financial results, respect for the environment and empowerment of our people," Garcin said in a statement provided by Michelin.
"This is an exciting opportunity to work with our team in the North American region to better serve our customers and drive the business forward."