Didier Miraton, Michelin, at the 2010 Challenge Bibendum

Didier Miraton, Michelin, at the 2010 Challenge Bibendum

Didier Miraton has been a Managing Partner of Michelin since May 11, 2007.

Michelin is led by Messrs Michel Rollier, Managing General Partner. Both Didier Miraton and Jean-Dominique Senard are Non-General Managing Partners.

This distinction is not just for hierarchy sake. Michel Rollier “is jointly and severally liable for the full amount of the companys liabilities in the event of failure. This provision offers Shareholders a rarely found level of guarantee that the company is run in their mid- to long-term interests. It also makes it’s top executive management watchful of risk control issues. Rollier may not relinquish his status as General Partner without the prior approval of an Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting. He is therefore bound to assume the consequences of his decisions in the long term.”

Could you imagine all the CEOs in the United States being that responsible that all their personal assets and themselves would be liable if something happened to their corporation? And they couldn’t resign!

So, Didier Miraton is a non-general manager, but still all the passionate about Michelins’ future.

Miraton talks about his directive to the research group. What is he expecting in the way of emission reductions in the next five years from Michelin?

What does Michelin gain from the Challenge Bibendum?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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