Michelin NA Chairman and President Micali to Retire
Jim Micali’s three-decade career with Michelin will draw to a close later this year. The company has announced the impending retirement of the Michelin North America chairman and president, who will hand over the reins to Richard (Dick) Wilkerson on August 15.
Joining the company in 1977, four years after graduating in law from Boston College Law School, Micali’s early career with Michelin saw him serve in a number of positions within the company’s legal department, including two assignments in France. In 1985 he was named general counsel and secretary for Michelin North America, and in 1990 he moved on to become executive vice president of the North American legal and finance functions. Micali has served in his current role since 1996. Following his retirement, Micali will act as a consultant for Michelin North America and for several companies based in South Carolina.
Micali’s successor as chairman and president, Dick Wilkerson, is currently Michelin North America’s executive vice president for personnel, and is also responsible for the environment and prevention department. Wilkerson, 60, has been with the company for 28 years and gained experience in a number of positions in the US, France and Scotland before being appointed to his current post in 2006. Immediately before this current appointment Wilkerson served as chief operating officer for the North American specialty tyre product lines, and had responsibility for earthmover original equipment business worldwide.