6/23/2011 4:00:00 PM
Michelin North America said Thursday that its chairman, Richard Wilkerson, will retire by yearâ€™s end. He will be succeeded by Pete Selleck.
Selleck, who will return to Greenville, S.C., from Michelinâ€™s headquarters in France to succeed Wilkerson, has been with Michelin for 29 years and president of the companyâ€™s global truck tire business since January 2006.
Wilkerson â€œhas demonstrated exemplary leadership throughout his career at Michelin,â€� Jean-Dominique Senard, managing general partner of the Michelin Group, said in a statement.
A 31-year veteran of the company, Wilkerson was chairman of the North American unit since August 2008. He will become chairman emeritus upon his retirement.
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