We learned this morning that François Michelin has passed away today, April 29th, at the age of 88.
He dedicated his life to the Michelin company, that he headed for 47 years, when he handed over the reins to his son Edouard.
Edouard Michelin ( August 13, 1963- May 26, 2006) was managing partner and co-chief executive of the Michelin Group. He was the great-grandson of Edouard ( the first), a co-founder of the company. In 1993, he joined François Michelin and René Zingraff as Managing Partner of Michelin, and he was appointed Michelin Group CEO at the Annual Shareholders Meeting on 11 June 1999, 110 years after the establishment of the company. In May 2006 he drowned during a fishing trip.
On May 26, 2006, Michel Rollier succeeded Edouard Michelin. Rollier is a distant relative of Michelin founder Edouard Michelin. He held this position for 6 years before retiring in May 2012.
Jean- Dominique Senard (born March 7, 1953) is a French industrialist in the automobile industry is the current CEO of Michelin. On May 11, 2012, he succeeded Michel Rollier as chief executive officer of Michelin. Senard is the first Michelin CEO not related to the Michelin family.
David has worked for this company for the last 31 years, his Dad before him and now our oldest son Andrew has been with the company 5 years. It has always been a family run company and has been an excellent employer for our family and has given us many opportunities. We are truly thankful.
Our condolences and thoughts are with the family of François Michelin.