François Michelin – the 20th century’s greatest tyre manager

François Michelin – an outstanding company leader

On 29 April François Michelin died in Auvergne, shortly before reaching his 89th birthday. He’d spent the final years of his life in a Christian home for the aged. François Michelin led the Michelin Group for 47 years and his life was marked by outstanding success, yet it was also a life punctuated by tragic turns of fate.

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