Kumho appoints B.C. Kim as President, Sales and MarketingDec 15th 2008
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., December 15, 2008--Kumho Tire has appointed Mr. B.C. Kim to the position of President, Sales and Marketing for Kumho Tires.
Kim joined Kumho Tire Co., Inc., in 2007 as head of Kumho Tires' China Office. He previously spent more than twenty years with Daewoo Corporation in a variety of senior positions in Latin America and Asia. Kim also adds Author to his list of accomplishments, having published, "The Last Land of Opportunity" and "China, Riding Carts with Mobile Phones in Hand".
A Kumho spokesperson stated that the newly-created position will allow more dedicated focus to the global efforts of sales and marketing of Kumho products, which will position Kumho to achieve its goal of becoming one of the world's top five global tire companies by 2015.
Kim will be based at Kumho Tires' headquarters in Seoul, Korea.
Established in 1960, Kumho Tire Co., Inc., of Seoul, South Korea manufactures and distributes a complete line of tires for passenger cars, light trucks and heavy-duty trucks. Kumho has manufacturing facilities in Korea and China and operates technical centers in Birmingham, England, and Akron, Ohio. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Kumho Tire U.S.A is the U.S. distribution arm of Kumho Tire Co. In addition to its 830,000 square foot headquarters and central distribution facility in Rancho Cucamonga, the company operates four additional distribution facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus and Dallas. For more information, visit the Kumho Web site at www.kumhotire.com.