After 18 months as the leader of Michelin North America Inc., Scott Clark has been promoted and is turning over the top job as chairman and president over to Alexis Garcin, a 17-year Michelin veteran.
Garcin will relocate from Michelin's headquarters in France to Greenville, S.C. In his time with Michelin Garcin has held various leadership roles in marketing, sales, distribution and commercial functions for units in Europe and at the global level.
From 2011 to 2017 he was Michelin's global strategic marketing director for the truck and bus division. Since 2018 he's served as senior vice president of Michelin's global long-distance transportation business line.
“Alexis brings an interpersonal style and a leadership approach that directly reflect the Group’s core values,” says Florent Menegaux, CEO of Michelin Group. “His experience and expertise will facilitate the Group’s continued growth and success in this important region.”
Clark, recently promoted to the Group Executive Committee as executive vice president responsible for the global passenger car and light truck business, motorsports, experiences (including the Michelin Guides) and regional oversight of the Americas. Clark has served as chairman and president of Michelin in North America since Jan. 1, 2018.
Garcin will be responsible for all key customer-facing functions of Michelin North America, including sales and marketing, quality, technical development and supply chain units. Michelin’s North America region comprises the United States and Canada.
Garcin says, “I am confident in the future of our company as we continue to focus on bringing our sustainable mobility strategy to life — the critical balance of customer-centricity, financial results, respect for the environment and empowerment of our people. This is an exciting opportunity to work with our team in the North American region to better serve our customers and drive the business forward.”
He also will join the board of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association as part of his role.
Before joining Michelin, Garcin worked for the Bosch Group. He holds a degree in economical sciences from the University Lumière in Lyon, France, and a master’s degree in business and management from Saint-Etienne Business School in France.