SEOUL, South Korea (Dec. 12, 2016) — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. is reshuffling its top management with the appointment of new executives effective Jan. 1.
The changes include the promotion of Soo-Il Lee, chief operating officer (COO) for Hankook Tire's Chinese operations, to COO marketing division and corporate management division.
Byung-Il Woo, division director of Hankook Tire Global OE division — who managed to expand OE supply to all new BMW 7 series and Porsche — is to take charge, as COO, of Hankook Tire China HQ.
Among other key appointments are:
•Sang-Hyun Oh, vice president, chief technology officer, R&D planning department;
•Jae-Seock Ryu, vice-president, global OE department, Hankook Tire Europe;
•Byoung-Ryong Lee, sales vice president for northern central Europe, CIS Hankook Tire Europe; and
•Heon-Joon Kim, vice president, global OE department, America regional HQ.
The management changes, Hankook said, are focused on improving internal infrastructure and the company's strategy for emerging markets.