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May 07, 2013

Michelin named top global innovator

(from left): Michelin's David Stafford and Terry Gettys accept 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator award from David Brown of Thomson Reuters.
(from left): Michelin s David Stafford and Terry Gettys accept 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator award

Michelin North America Inc. has been named to the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list by Thomson Reuters. The annual list recognizes the company’s achievements as one of the world’s leading innovators.

“Ever since Michelin was first established, the dynamics of innovation and the search for new technologies for the customer’s benefit have been at the core of Michelin’s strategy,” says Terry Gettys, Michelin Group’s director of research and development.

“Today, innovation continues to drive the more than 6,000 people working in research and development domain and nearly 350 other professions who embody Michelin’s $800 million-a-year research and development process.”

The Thomson Reuters award is significant for Michelin as it focuses attention exclusively on companies that generate a “sizable amount of innovation.” For example, only businesses that have accumulated 100 or more patents in the past three years are qualified for consideration.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. also was named one of the world's 100 most innovative organizations.

Thomson Reuters is a leading source of information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets. It is powered by the Reuters news organization.

For the launch of the Top 100 list, Thomson Reuters analyzed patent data and related metrics in a proprietary methodology to identify the companies and institutions that lead the world in innovation activity.

For more information, visit www.michelin-us.com.

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