Mr. Schmitt focuses on the commercial tire market, light manufacturing, and other middle market industrial businesses, assisting companies with M&A activities, financing growth, and market consolidation on the buy or the sell side.
Prior to joining Skyway Capital Markets, Schmitt served in various senior management and executive positions with Michelin North America. With a career spanning 33 years at Michelin, his most recent roles were President of Michelin Retread Technologies, Inc. (MRTI), and Technical and Manufacturing director for Michelin Tweel Technologies. Michelin Tweel technologies is a new venture within Michelin to develop, manufacture and sell airless radial tires for commercial applications. Tweel was recently awarded involvement in a military vehicle project with sights on other projects in this space.
As president of MRTI, Henry was responsible for Michelin’s North American retreading franchise business in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Commercial tire dealers franchised the retread manufacturing and materials from MRTI. The franchisor provided manufacturing know-how, quality control and assurance to Michelin standards, and operational support to improve profitability of the tire businesses. This included financial modelling and extensive intercompany benchmarking.
He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering. He also holds a patent in the retreading process technology.