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Former Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) Executive Vice President and Michelin Americas Small Tires (MAST) COO Pete Selleck has been sent to Europe, where he will oversee Groupe Michelin's passenger and light truck replacement business.

Jean-Michel Guillon, who was appointed MNA executive vice president and COO and executive vice president of Michelin Automotive Industry Division (MAID) in July 2001, replaces Selleck as MAST COO.

Selleck became MNA executive vice president and MAST COO in 1996, after a three-year stint as vice president of Michelin Tire Manufacturing, where he was responsible for the company's passenger and light truck plants in the United States and Canada. He joined Michelin in 1982.

Guillon also started with the company in 1982 and held a variety of international sales and marketing jobs before being named MAST vice president of sales and later, his MNA vice president and MAID COO positions.

Replacing Guillon is Erwin "Win" Wall, who headed up Groupe Michelin's purchasing out of the parent company's headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

A Michelin spokesperson told mtdealer.com that Selleck and Guillon's job changes were not promotions but more akin to lateral moves. The company has not revealed Selleck's new title.

The announcement marks the second big management shake-up at Michelin over the last month.

In late July, Pascal Couasnon replaced Alison Heiser as vice president of marketing for MAST.

Heiser left to pursue other interests, according to MNA officials.

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