On November 26, 2020, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) announced a new board member and a new board chair, following the resignation of Tony Mougios of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. Dr. Antoine Sautenet of Michelin was elected as a Director to complete Mr. Mougios unexpired term and elected 2nd Vice-Chair of the Board. Maureen Kline of Pirelli moves into the role as Chair of the Board, Paul Downey of Pliteq becomes 1st Vice Chair and Matt Livigni of Continental Tire remains as Treasurer.

“Tony has served with distinction as TRAC Board Chair including leading the Board in the search for TRAC’s new President and CEO in the light of Glenn Maidment’s retirement. We thank Tony for his service and wish him well. Additionally, the Board of Directors would like to welcome Antoine and looks forward to his support in advancing TRAC’s vision and strategic objectives,” said Carol Hochu, incoming President and CEO.

Mr. Sautenet currently serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs for Michelin Canada, and as Public Affairs Manager for International Trade and Sustainable Mobility at the Corporate Public Affairs Department. He holds PhD in International and European Law from Université de Rennes, is a member of the European Research Center in Rennes (CEDRE), and a senior lecturer at the High School of Foreign Trade (ESCE) in Hanoi.

The TRAC Board Officers and Directors are as follows:

  • Maureen Kline Chair – Pirelli Tire North America
  • Paul Downey, 1st Vice-Chair – Pliteq Inc.
  • Antoine Sautenet, 2nd Vice-Chair – Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
  • Matt Livigni, Treasurer – Continental Tire Canada Inc.
  • Neil Bansal – Western Rubber Group
  • Chris Bitsakakis – AirBoss of America Corp.
  • Paul Christou – Goodyear Canada Inc.
  • Keshav Das – BKT Tires (Canada) Inc.
  • Darious Naylor – Bridgestone Canada Inc.
  • Robert Rist – Cabot Canada Ltd.

About TRAC

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada is the national trade association representing the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada, together with rubber recyclers and suppliers whose goods or services directly relate to our industry. The Association was established in 1920 under the name The Rubber Association of Canada, only recently changing its name. For more information, please proceed to TRAC’s website.

Press release by TRAC.