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Michelin’s Selleck is RMA’s new board chairman

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) announced that it has elected Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc., to serve as the organization’s chairman of the board of directors.

Selleck succeeds Roy Armes, CEO, chairman and president Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., who served as RMA board chairman since 2011.

“We are excited to have Pete aboard as the new RMA board chairman,” said Charles Cannon, RMA president and CEO. “I am confident that the board and RMA’s membership will be well-served by Pete’s strong leadership skills over the next two years.

“We also are very grateful to Roy Armes, who has devoted significant time, attention and energy to RMA to help our industry navigate important policy issues.”

At Michelin, Selleck is responsible for the coordination of all operations of the Michelin Group in North America, consisting of 19 major manufacturing facilities, 22,000 employees and annual revenues in 2012 of $10.76 billion. His 31-year career with the company has included roles ranging from plant manager to president of Michelin’s worldwide truck tire business.

“In addition to addressing the many regulatory and legislative issues impacting the U.S. tire industry, the RMA has a strong record of pro-safety advocacy and education, and solid achievements in environmental stewardship,” said Selleck. “It’s a privilege to lead the organization and its members to continue to strengthen our industry and positively impact those we serve.”

Selleck assumes the RMA board chairman role as of Oct. 1, 2013.

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