SEOUL, South Korea (Feb. 16, 2012) — South Korean tire maker Kumho Tire Co. Inc. has appointed Kim Chang-kyu as its new president and CEO.
A chemical engineering graduate of Sungkyunkwan University, the 58-year-old executive began with the Kumho group of companies in 1977 and first held posts in the Kumho Tires division between 1984 and 2000. More recently he has been president and CEO of Kumho Resort, Kumho Trading and Asiana IDT.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Chang-kyu said he would be making priorities of product quality and environmental matters, while further improving communications with customers around the world.
This report appeared in European Rubber Journal, a UK-based sister publication of Tire Business.