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Reid leaves Michelin for top role at NMIS

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New role: John Reid will lead R&D in manufacturing

John Reid, who spent his career with tyre firm Michelin and has been leading the rebirth of its Dundee plant as an innovation park, is leaving to spearhead Scotland’s latest industrial initiative.

Mr Reid has been hired as chief executive of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, a flagship facility being built next to Glasgow Airport and which was recently granted planning permission.

He was general manager of the Michelin tyre plant and worked with the French company, workforce and political leaders to set up the Michelin-Scotland Innovation Parc, aiming to bring new businesses to the site.

He joined Michelin’s UK headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent before spending time at the company in France. He moved to Dundee in 1992 as a production manager and went on to hold numerous roles including personnel manager and operations manager before leading the plant.

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