Michelin has appointed Lee Hutchings as Director of Services and Solutions for the UK and Ireland.
As well as overseeing a division that looks after some of Michelin’s biggest customers and manages the tyres on more than 80,000 commercial vehicles, Hutchings will also play a key role in Michelin’s growth “with and around tyres”, linking in with Michelin Connected Fleet – the recently launched Fleet Management brand in the UK.
Hutchings brings a wealth of experience to the role, joining Michelin from his previous position as Head of the UK Industrial Division at Mettler Toledo. Before that he was with German engineering giant Siemens, working in a variety of commercial and operational positions, during a 13-year spell at the business.
Commenting on his appointment, Hutchings says: “It is a real privilege to join such an iconic business and brand as Michelin. Clearly, they are a very well-established player in the market and it’s an exciting time for the company as it forges ahead with more data-driven, digital technologies to help our customers get the most from their fleets.”
“In the long-term, we will look to sustainably expand our portfolio with the overriding goal to offer a package of solutions which deliver absolute customer satisfaction. Our connected mobility technologies, alongside the expertise and knowledge we have within the team, can make a huge difference to the efficiency of our customers’ operations.”
Hutchings will report directly to Andrew French, Michelin’s B2B Sales Director UK & Ireland, who he takes over from in his new role.