WAYNE, N.J. (Nov. 27, 2013) — Hankook Tire America Corp. has hired industry veteran Michael Perkins as regional director of sales for the Southeastern U.S.
Mr. Perkins will oversee Hankook's sales operations for its Southeast district, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, the tire maker said.
He will be based at the firm's Southeast regional office in Atlanta.
Hankook said Mr. Perkins has about 27 years' experience in the tire industry, from both a manufacturer and dealer/retailer position, having previously been employed by Reliable Tire Co., K&M Tire Inc. and Bridgestone Americas.
"Michael brings a wealth of tire industry knowledge and experience with him to Hankook," said Shawn Denlein, Hankook's senior vice president of sales.
"His addition to Hankook's sales team will allow us to further our dedication to our dealer partners in the Southeast and continue our positive growth in the U.S."