Michelin Welcomes Carl Williams as New Head of Customer Engineering Support

Carl Williams has been named the new Customer Engineering Support Team Manager for the UK & Republic of Ireland. This pivotal role will see Williams at the helm of a seasoned team of Technical Managers, overseeing all product lines.

Williams steps into the shoes of Rob Blurton, a stalwart of Michelin, who is bidding adieu to the company after an illustrious 44-year tenure. Blurton's legacy at Michelin is noteworthy, having dedicated a significant portion of his career to aiding truck and bus fleet clients.

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August 9, 2023

A Michelin loyalist, Williams boasts an impressive 36-year journey with the company. His transition to this new role comes after a nearly three-year stint as a Beyond Road Regional Sales Manager. Williams' association with Michelin began in 1987 when he embarked on a Youth Training Scheme Modern Apprenticeship. Over the years, he has donned multiple hats, including that of a Regional Fleet Account Manager, External Training Instructor, and Training Centre Manager.

One of the highlights of Williams' career was his two-week secondment with the international development organisation, Transaid, in Tanzania. This assignment had him collaborating with professional driver trainers in the truck and bus domain, emphasizing the correlation between superior tyres, safer roads, and reduced casualties.

Speaking about his latest role, which positions him as Michelin's top technical field engineer, Williams expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "This role is a culmination of my journey with Michelin. It's an opportunity to lead an exceptional team, support all product lines, and leverage my extensive experience with the company."

Blurton's retirement marks the end of an era. He commenced his Michelin journey at 18, starting as a direct-entry technician apprentice at Michelin's Stoke-on-Trent factory. His most recent role had him leading the technical team for half a decade, a culmination of his four-decade-long association with Michelin's broader technical division.

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