Herb Johnson, Jr.
Herb Johnson was appointed Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Michelin North America January 1, 2014. He joined BFGoodrich Tires in 1977, holding a number of positions in research and development. In 1988 he transferred to the marketing department in the High Performance Tire and Motorsport division. In 1990 Michelin purchased BFGoodrich, and in 1995 he relocated to Greenville, SC, Michelin’s North American headquarters. From 1996 to 2002 he was the North American director of Motorsport for the Michelin and BFGoodrich brands. In 2002 he took an assignment in Sales responsible for the independent dealer network. Prior to his current assignment he worked as director of Community Relations for 7 years. He currently serves on the United Ministries board, and is an advisory member to A Child’s Haven and the United Way’s African American Leadership Council. His past board affiliations include the ETV Endowment, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Greenville County, Center for Developmental Services, Public Education Partners, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, and SC Future Minds. He also served as board chair of A Child’s Haven. He is a proud Ohio State University Buckeye, and is married to the former Cheryl R. Jones, a retired Greenville County Schools Administrator. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.