Michelin secures French connection

Michelin has appointed Andrew French as B2B sales director for the UK and Ireland.

He will be responsible for truck and bus, van, agriculture, construction, mining and the services and solutions business lines.

He said: “I am hugely excited to land a role which will enable me to work across so many parts of the Michelin business. These are all sectors where we can provide sustainable and connected mobility solutions which will help to drive fleet safety, compliance and efficiency to new levels, all in a sustainable manner.

“My focus is going to be on ensuring we deliver the highest standards of customer satisfaction and growth. There are a lot of companies evaluating new ways of working as the country starts to build back stronger, smarter and greener from the pandemic, and we are confident this will bring new opportunities for Michelin – both with tyres, and around tyres.”

French takes over from Chris Smith, who previously held the role as part of his wider remit as managing director. He is moving to Michelin’s international headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and will take over the role of global marketing director long distance transportation, from 1 November.

Smith joined Michelin in 2007 and has extensive experience across the business.