Michelin Names Felicia Sanders Next Chief HR Officer

Nov. 2, 2021

Michelin Group announced today that Felicia Sanders has been named the next chief human resources officer of Michelin North America Inc.

“Felicia brings an energetic leadership style and an authentic approach to developing people that directly reflect our core values,” says Alexis Garcin, chairman and president of Michelin North America. “Felicia is a proven leader whose passion for people will enable us to achieve Michelin’s ambition to increase employee engagement; prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion; and link our people strategy to the needs of our customers.”

Sanders succeeds David Stafford, who will retire in December.

Sanders will be responsible for all employee-facing functions of Michelin North America Inc., the company said, including recruiting, developing and retaining top talent. Michelin’s North American region comprises the United States and Canada.

“Respect for people is one of our core values at Michelin, and I have the utmost appreciation for our talented, resilient and hardworking teams across North America,” Sanders says. “I am energized and humbled by this exciting opportunity to support more than 23,000 employees as we work together to better serve our customers and achieve our strategy.”

Sanders has served since 2018 as plant manager of Michelin’s passenger car tire manufacturing facility in Dothan, Alabama. From 2015 to 2018, she managed operations for Michelin’s passenger car tire manufacturing facility and operational support facility in Greenville, South Carolina. She began her career in the chemical industry as an engineer, and during the past 25 years, she has held roles in manufacturing management, supply chain, business development and marketing.