DAVENTRY, England (July 1, 2014) — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has hired Brett Emerson, formerly consumer sales director for Bridgestone U.K. Ltd., to be sales director of its Hankook Tyre U.K. Ltd. unit.
Mr. Emerson, who joined the company July 1, will oversee all business development in both the commercial and car tire markets within the United Kingdom, Hankook said.
He “brings with him a wealth of experience, with over 26 years in the tire industry, moving rapidly through the ranks within both Bridgestone and Toyo,” according to Hankook, noting Mr. Emerson spent more than 11 years in a director-level position during his career.
Mr. Emerson spent nearly 24 years with Bridgestone and two with Toyo Tyres in the U.K. before joining Hankook.
Commenting on his new post, Mr. Emerson said he believes Hankook is “perfectly positioned to offer a premium quality tire at a price that works for all sectors of the tire market. Plus, we should also remember that in this industry people are so important to our success, whether it is our company staff or customers, and I have to say I am very lucky to be working with a really experienced and committed team at Hankook who all happily take ownership in making sure our service levels to our customers meets their high expectations….”
Tony Lee, managing director at Daventry-based Hankook Tyre U.K., said adding Mr. Emerson will aid the company in its “ambitious growth plans here in the U.K. Brett's extensive industry experience, professionalism and highly motivated work ethic shall without doubt witness him become a major asset to the team.”
Hankook Tire's European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg, Germany. The company operates European subsidiaries in Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and Poland.