The head of Michelin’s truck and bus division has been appointed as Commercial Director for the company’s UK and Ireland operations.
Guy Heywood will retain his leadership of the truck and bus division, which he has held since 2012.
The expanded role will see Heywood join the senior leadership team of Michelin Tyre plc and he will represent the company commercially in the UK and Ireland.
He will co-ordinate with directors of each of the company’s product lines, which include agriculture, earthmover, motorcycle and passenger car, to represent the commercial side of the business at Michelin’s headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
In addition, Heywood will oversee relationships with some of the company’s largest customers in the UK and Ireland.
Commenting on his new position, Heywood said, “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with teams across the business. From passenger car to earthmover, each division within Michelin is widely recognised as being the premium brand of choice in its sector.
Michelin has been a major player in the UK since opening its first office in London 110 years ago; I’m looking forward to helping steer the company’s continued growth and development in this key market.”
As well as his roles within Michelin, Heywood is also a Director of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and an Ambassador for Transaid, the official charity of the road transport and logistics industry.
Michelin is the largest tyre manufacturer in the UK and operates three plants in Ballymena, Dundee and Stoke-on-Trent, which is also the UK head office.