Scott Clark will succeed Pete Selleck as chairman and president of Michelin North America

French tiremaker said Clark will be responsible for all key customer-facing functions of Greenville-based Michelin North America, including sales and marketing, quality, and technical and support chain units.


Michelin Group announced Tuesday, Dec. 19, Scott Clark will succeed Pete Selleck as chairman and president of Greenville-based Michelin North America.

The French tiremaker announced in November that Selleck, who has spent 35 years with the company, the past six at its North American affiliate’s helm, will retire at the end of the year.

Clark, who has been with Michelin for 21 years, will assume the role on Jan. 1, the company said.

“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, in a statement. “Scott is well equipped to lead Michelin North America, especially as we transition next year to a new organizational structure.”

Michelin said, under that new structure, Clark will be responsible for “all key customer-facing functions” of Michelin North America, including sales and marketing, quality, and technical and support chain units.

The company said, moving forward, its North America region will comprise the U.S. and Canada.

“I am excited about he future of our company as we refocus our business top to bottom on the relationships that matter most—those with our customers,” Clark said in a statement. “We want to deliver a customer experience that is as differentiated and satisfying as the quality and performance of Michelin products.”

For the past decade, Clark as served as executive vice president of Michelin North America and chief operating officer of its passenger- and light-truck tire unit in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

From 2005 to 2007, he served as senior vice president of Michelin’s heavy-truck tire unit in Asia.

Clark’s tenure with Michelin includes leadership stints in marketing, sales, and other functions for units in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Before joining Michelin he worked for Ralston Purina Co., now Nestle Purina PetCare.

Clark serves on the board of Jones Naturals, a pet products company, based in Rockford, Ill. He has served on the boards of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and American Heart Association.

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Joanie Martin named Michelin North America’s new chief administrative officer

Michelin also said Tuesday it has named Joanie Martin chief administrative officer of Michelin North America, a new role created by the company.


Martin, who has been with the company for more than two decades, previously served as chief financial officer of Michelin North America.

She will be responsible for critical business support functions, including communications, corporate development, finance, legal services, personnel, safety and environment, and other duties.

“Our goal is to empower Michelin employees by placing them closer to the customers at the heart of our business,” Martin said in a statement. “Executing this transition successfully will further position Michelin as a winning leader in sustainable mobility for years ahead, in North America and globally.”

Martin has also served as financial director and controller for Michelin’s passenger- and light-truck tire business in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as well as various leadership roles in the tax and audit functions for the company’s Greenville and Clermont-Ferrand operations.

She is an executive sponsor for the Women’s Network at Michelin North America and a board member for Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital System.

Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Furman University and a master’s degree in management and accountant from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a certified public accountant in South Carolina.


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