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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 – The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) today announced that it has elected Pete Selleck to serve as the organization’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. Selleck is chairman and president of Michelin North America, Inc.
The RMA is the national trade association for manufacturers that make tires in the U.S.
Selleck succeeds Roy Armes, chairman, president and CEO of Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, who served as RMA Board Chairman since 2011.
“We are excited to have Pete aboard as the new RMA Board Chairman,” said Charles A. Cannon, RMA president and CEO. “I am confident that the Board and RMA’s membership will be well-served by Pete’s strong leadership skills over the next two years.”
Cannon continued, “We also are very grateful to Roy Armes, who has devoted significant time, attention and energy to RMA to help our industry navigate important policy issues.”
At Michelin, Selleck is responsible for the coordination of all operations of the Michelin Group in North America, consisting of 19 major manufacturing facilities, 22,000 employees and annual revenues in 2012 of $10.76 billion. His 31-year career with the company has included roles ranging from plant manager to president of Michelin’s worldwide Truck Tire business.
“In addition to addressing the many regulatory and legislative issues impacting the U.S. tire industry, the RMA has a strong record of pro-safety advocacy and education, and solid achievements in environmental stewardship,” said Selleck. “It’s a privilege to lead the organization and its members to continue to strengthen our industry and positively impact those we serve.”
Selleck assumes the RMA Board Chairman role on October 1 to serve a two-year term.
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The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. All RMA press releases are available at www.rma.org.