Biographies of Executive Committee Members
In 1889, Edouard Michelin (1859-1940) was appointed managing partner of the new company « Michelin & Cie . Trained as an artist , he launched the market for removable tyres in 1891 and in 1895, he drove the first ever car fitted with tyres. Along with his brother, André Michelin (1853-1931), he pioneered developments in the transport sector.
Graduate of the Ecole Centrale engineering school, André Michelin was Michelin’s communication specialist. Bold and visionary, his name was included in all major advances in mobility: maps, guides, signage, the expansion of tourism, aso.