TRAC Announces Changes to the Board of Directors


Cambridge, Ontario; November 26, 2020— The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) today announces 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.