James Micali was the chairman and president of Michelin North America from 1996 until his retirement in 2008.
Mr. Micali received his legal degree from Boston College Law School in 1973. After practicing law with Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney in Providence, RI, he joined Michelin in 1977 and held several legal department positions, including two assignments in France. He was named general counsel and secretary for Michelin North America in 1985, and became executive vice president of the North American Legal and Finance Functions in 1990. From 2001 until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Micali was a member of Michelin Group Executive Council. He also served the rubber industry as chairman of the board of the Rubber Manufacturers Association for a one-year term concluding in 2002.
In addition to serving on the Monolith board, he currently serves on the board of directors of Sonoco Products (NYSE), and SCANA Corporation (NYSE), American Tire Distributors, Inc., Humphrey Enterprises, GVD Corporation. Prior public Board assignments include Lafarge North America (2004-2006) and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (2008-2012). Mr. Micali has been a member and limited partner of Azalea Fund III and IV, which are funds of Azalea Capital, a South Carolina-based middle-market private equity firm.