Andre Michelin Biography

André Jules Michelin was a French industrialist who, with his brother Édouard, founded the Michelin Tyre Company in 1888 in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. In 1900, André Michelin published the first Michelin Guide, the purpose of which was to promote tourism by car, thereby supporting his tyre manufacturing operation. In 1886, 33-year-old Andre Michelin abandoned his career as a successful Parisian engineer to take over his grandfather's failing agricultural goods and farm equipment business. Established in 1832,"Michelin et Cie" suffered from neglect and was on the verge of insolvency following the founder’s death. Michelin’s grandfather had started the company that sold farm equipment and an odd assortment of vulcanized rubber products, such as belts, valves and pipes. As soon as Andre took the helm of the company, he recruited his younger brother Edouard to join him at the company. Edouard was named the company’s managing director. While duly committed to the success of the business, neither brother had any prior experience selling goods or had the slightest idea where to even begin. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Andre Michelin
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Engineer
Date of Birth:
January 16, 1853
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
April 4, 1931
Age at Death:
78
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