ANDERSON — Michelin chairman and president Pete Selleck will deliver Tri-County Technical College’s spring commencement address at 6 p.m. May 8 at the Anderson Civic Center.
Approximately 607 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s commencement. In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni, and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony.
Selleck became chairman and president in October 2011. He is responsible for the coordination of all operations of the Michelin Group in North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico), consisting of 19 major manufacturing facilities, 22,000 employees and annual revenues of $10.76 billion.
In October 2013, Selleck was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). The RMA is the national trade association for manufacturers that makes tires in the United States.
He holds degrees from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering and applied sciences, and Clemson University, where he earned an M.B.A.
He began his career as an Army officer in the 4th Infantry Division, where he served as a platoon leader and a company commander, then, subsequently, served more than 20 years in the Army Reserves.
Selleck joined Michelin in 1982, holding various positions in Michelin’s Greenville passenger car and light-truck tire plant. He served as an Industrial Engineer, managed both a quality control department and tire assembly operation, coordinated plant production operations, and served as Plant Manager from 1991-93.
In 1993, he took responsibility for the operation of the eight plants manufacturing Michelin brand passenger, light-truck and truck tires, as vice president of Michelin Tire Manufacturing in the U. S. and Canada.
From 1996 to mid-2003, Selleck acted as chief operating officer of Michelin Americas Small Tires (a tactical operating unit in Michelin North America). In this capacity, he was responsible for product development, marketing, and manufacturing and sales of Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, private and associate brand passenger and light-truck tires in the North American replacement market.
From mid-2003 to December 2005, he served as chief operating officer of the passenger car and light-truck tires replacement market in Europe.
In January 2006, Selleck was appointed to the Michelin Group’s Executive Council and took responsibility as president of Michelin’s worldwide Truck Tire business. In this position, he managed teams in eight geographic zones responsible for development, manufacturing, marketing, sales, quality and supply chain activities worldwide, representing 30 percent of the company’s revenues.