NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire & Technology has promoted Rob Williams to president of Hankook Tire America Corp. He previously served as senior vice president of North America sales.
The Korean tire maker also promoted Jong Jin (JJ) Park to vice president of USA PC/LT sales; Intae (Ted) Choi to vice president of North American marketing strategy; and Byoungjoe (Joe) Park to vice president of corporate management.
“We are committed to the U.S. and Canada markets, and Rob, JJ and Ted have all contributed greatly to our growth in the region,” Sooil Lee, CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology, said.
As president, Williams will oversee the U.S. and Canada regions and will lead four departments and direct teams, including the Tennessee plant and TBR sales department, a role he’s held since joining Hankook in January 2019.
“This is an exciting time for Hankook in the U.S. and Canadian markets as we continue to drive innovation across our passenger and commercial tire portfolios,” Williams said.
JJ Park will oversee sales innovation, corporate sales, as well as the north, south and west regional USA PC/LT sales teams.
Choi will be responsible for marketing strategy, TBR marketing, technical services and Canada sales, as well as supply chain and logistics operations. He will continue his role as vice president of Tennessee plant management support.
Byoungjoe Park will oversee finance, accounting, tax and internal audit functions for Hankook Tire America as well as for Hankook Tire’s Canadian subsidiary.
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