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Pete Selleck to Succeed Richard Wilkerson as Chairman, Michelin North America

Pete Selleck

Pete Selleck will succeed the retiring Richard Wilkerson as chairman and president of Michelin North America.

Currently president of Michelin Truck Tires worldwide, Selleck, will return to Greenville, S.C., from Michelin’s global headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France, to succeed him.

Selleck, 55, has been with Michelin for 29 years. He has served as president of Michelin’s global Truck Tire business since January 2006. In this role, Selleck implemented the Michelin Durable Technologies innovation program, including the rollout of the X-One tires in North America. Additionally, truck tire plants in Europe and North America were modernized, while major capacity expansions in China, India and Brazil were launched.

Prior to this assignment, Selleck led the company’s passenger and light truck replacement tire division for Europe. His last assignment in North America was as the COO of Michelin Americas Small Tires from 1996 to 2003.

Current chairman and president Richard “Dick” Wilkerson will retire from his role by the end of this year. Wilkerson will become chairman emeritus of Michelin North America.

Wilkerson, a 31-year veteran of the company, has been in his current role since August 2008. During his tenure as chairman and president, Michelin North America became the largest tire maker in North America by sales and has remained the most profitable tire maker in North America for seven consecutive years. 

Wilkerson also led the creation of major community programs, including Michelin Development in East Alabama and Upstate South Carolina and Michelin Challenge Education. 

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