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Biography

James M. Micali

Chairman of the Board
James M. Micali  has served as a member of our Board since October 2017. Mr. Micali has been the Principal of Micali Advisory Services since January 2018. He has also been a member and limited partner of Azalea Fund III since 2008 and Azalea Fund IV since 2014, each of private equity firm Azalea Capital LLC. Mr. Micali served as Chairman and President of Michelin North America, Inc. from 1996 until his retirement in 2008. Following his retirement, Mr. Micali stayed on as a consultant to Michelin through 2009. From 1977 through 1996 Mr. Micali served in several positions at Michelin North America, Inc., including General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Finance. Mr. Micali currently serves as a member of the board of directors of American Tire Distributors, Inc., a privately held company in the automotive parts and supplies industry. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Sonoco Products Company from 2003 through June 2022, including service on Sonoco Products Company‚Äôs audit committee and nominating and governance committee. Previously, Mr. Micali also served on the board of directors of SCANA Corporation, Lafarge North America and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Mr. Micali also previously served as the director of the South Carolina Ports Authority and chair of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Micali received his B.A. from Lake Forest College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School. We believe that Mr. Micali is qualified to serve as a member of the Board based on his extensive leadership experience in the automotive industry and corporate governance experience as a director of both privately-held and public companies.
Chairman of the Board