SEOUL, South Korea (Feb. 16, 2012)—Kumho Tire Co., Inc. has appointed Kim Chang-kyu as its new president and CEO, effective immediately.
The 58-year-old Kim is a chemical engineering graduate of Sungkyunkwan University. He joined 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.
Kim said his priorities would be to concentrate on product quality and environmental matters, while further improving communications with customers.