Hankook Tire announces executive changes

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South Korea-based Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. appointed Byeong Jin Lee president of its Hankook Tire America Corp. subsidiary, effective Jan. 1.

Lee also will serve as chief operating officer (COO) for the company’s business operations for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.

Byeong Jin Lee replaces Soo Il Lee, who will assume the position of president and COO at Hankook’s China regional headquarters, Byeong Jin Lee’s former position.

Hankook Tire America said it saw positive sales and market share growth during Soo Il Lee’s three-year tenure, including reaching $1 billion in U.S. market sales for 2011 – a first in the company’s 30-year history in the U.S.

Hankook Tire also named Jeong Ho Park senior vice president of marketing at Hankook Tire America’s headquarters. He will assume his post on Jan. 1.

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