Michelin North America, Inc.
Chairman and President
Alexis Garcin was appointed Chairman and President of Michelin North America in June 2019.
As of June 1, 2019, Alexis Garcin is responsible for coordinating all activities of Michelin in
North America, which encompasses more than
$9.1 billion in sales and approximately 23,000 employees across Canada and the United States.
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to
enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin
designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs.
Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich travels and make them unique
experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology
materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries—from aerospace to
Garcin joined Michelin in 2002 and has held numerous positions in France, Switzerland, Germany and
now in the U.S. He began his Michelin career as sales director of the car dealer channel in France.
He then worked in the passenger car division, where he held sales director positions for the
European and German markets, prior to being named managing director of EUROMASTER, a wholly-owned
retail network subsidiary of the Michelin Group, in Germany. From 2011 to 2017, Garcin served as
Michelin’s worldwide strategic marketing director for the truck and bus division and most recently
led the global long-distance transportation business line.
Before joining Michelin, Garcin held several positions for BOSCH Group, including sales director
for Western Europe of the power tool division.
As a leader, Garcin is guided by purpose, humility, boldness and authenticity. He prioritizes
people, ensuring they always come first. He relentlessly pushes for progress by challenging the
status quo, learning and applying best practices and meeting regularly with people—employees,
customers, industry professionals and the community—who he finds to be a great source of
He holds degrees from University Lumière in Lyon, France, where he earned a degree in Economical
Sciences, and Saint-Etienne Business School in France, where he earned a master’s degree in
Business and Management. Garcin serves on the board of the United States Tire Manufacturers
Association (USTMA). Follow Alexis on LinkedIn to learn more about his thoughts on sustainable