10/17/2011 3:00:00 PM
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Pete Selleck has assumed his posts of chairman and president of Michelin North America, succeeding Richard Wilkerson, who is retiring, the tire manufacturer said Monday.
Selleck began working in the new positions Oct. 17, responsible for coordinating all Michelin activities in Canada, Mexico and the United States, Michelin said. The company had first announced the changes in June.
Wilkerson becomes Michelâ€™s chairman emeritus. Michelin first announced his retirement and Selleckâ€™s succession in June.
Selleck, a 29-year Michelin employee. is now based at Michelin North Americaâ€™s headquarters in Greenville, S.C., returning from Michelin Groupâ€™s global headquarters in France, where he served as president of Michelin’s global Truck Tires division since January 2006.
In his previous role, Selleckâ€™s initiatives included the rollout of X-One tires in North America, implementation of modernization efforts at truck tire plants in Europe and North America, and capacity expansions in China, India and Brazil, Michelin said.
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