Working in internal audit and finance at Michelin
My career started in 1980 when I was originally hired by the BFGoodrich Tire Company in Akron, Ohio. In 1986, the BFGoodrich Tire Company merged with Uniroyal Tires, Inc. to form the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company. Then, in 1990, Michelin bought the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company and relocated the headquarters staff to Greenville, SC. As you can see, I have really worked for three different tire companies throughout my career. Along the way, I obtained my CPA and earned an MBA.
Michelin really is a different kind of company that truly cares about the development and training of its employees. I have had assignments outside of traditional accounting roles such as Internal Audit, Pricing, Risk Management and Pensions, Co-op Advertising, Budgeting, Sales Programming, Business Unit Management and currently as manager of Finance Training.
In my various roles, I have had the chance to visit most of our facilities in the US, Canada and Mexico. In my current role, I travel to France once or twice a year.
Again, Michelin really is a different kind of company and a great place to work.