SEOUL, South Korea — Kumho Tire Co. Inc. has appointed Jeon Dae-jin, currently senior executive vice president, as its new CEO.
Mr. Jeon had been serving as the company's acting CEO and most recently was overseeing overall production and the China Production Technology Division for Kumho Tire.
During his 35-year tenure with Kumho, Mr. Jeon has held various leadership roles in compound research and technology development and bolstered the manufacturing process in an effort to increase productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, the company said.
"To drive business transformation, we need to align people, process and technology initiatives of our company more efficiently with a clear vision and objective," Mr. Jeon said.
"Our top priority will be to increase our investment in resources and enhance customer support along with organizing our internal systematic functions."