Pete Selleck will retire as chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective Dec. 31, 2017, concluding a six-year tenure in the role, the company announced today.
“Pete’s leadership of Michelin North America has represented many of the best ideals of our culture at Michelin,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of Michelin Group. “With a spirit of humility and kindness, Pete has left an indelible mark on the lives of many people, even as he has inspired them to raise performance, innovation, quality, safety and so many other measures to exciting new heights.”
Selleck’s successor will be named in January 2018, consistent with ongoing plans for the company’s global reorganization project. The Group’s new organization structure will be implemented in early 2018.
“I’ve only had two jobs in my entire life — Michelin and the U.S. Army,” said Selleck, who was an engineering graduate of West Point, with 26 years’ active and reserve Army service. “The company has given me the most outstanding professional journey I could ever have imagined, and I feel a debt of deepest gratitude to every person who has played a role in my career.”
Selleck said he has been planning to retire for several years now and is looking forward to what comes next for him and his family.
As chairman and president for Michelin Group’s largest global operating unit, Selleck was responsible for coordinating Michelin North America’s business activities across the United States, Canada and Mexico, which together comprise more than 22,000 employees. He entered the role in October 2011, serving previously for more than five years as the president of Michelin’s global heavy-truck tire unit based at the Company’s headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and also serving as a member of Michelin’s Group Executive Committee.