Eric Le Corre new BTMA chairman
Michelin UK managing director, Eric Le Corre, has been elected as the new chairman of the British Tyre Manufacturers Association (BTMA) at a recent Board meeting. The new chairman-elect replaces Continental Tyre managing director David Smith whose two year chairmanship ended recently. Le Corre will also represent the BTMA on the board of the Tyre Industry Federation (TIF). He brings with him 14 years experience in the business and takes over with immediate effect.
“It’s a great honour to serve as chairman of the BTMA as it is a very important position within the tyre industry. I aim to build upon the success that the association has enjoyed under the previous chairmanship so that our members increase their competitiveness in both the domestic and overseas markets,” Eric Le Corre commented.
Within Michelin, Le Corre has held a number of roles prior to becoming managing director in 2010. These include heading its investor relations department, as well as being chief financial officer of Michelin North America.
“The tyre industry is not immune to the global challenges faced by all markets, so representing the interests of BTMA members over the next two years is a very exciting prospect,” added Le Corre.