WAYNE, N.J.—Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has named Hee-se Ahn president of Hankook Tire America Corp.
Ahn, who will be based at Hankook Tire America's headquarters in Wayne, also will serve as chief operating officer for the company's business operations throughout the Americas.
He began his career with Hankook in 1986 at the tire maker's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. He has held positions as managing director of Hankook's Dubai office; vice president of marketing and sales at Hankook Tire's China headquarters; and most recently was vice president of marketing and sales at Hankook Tire's European headquarters.
“I am honored to lead Hankook Tire America Corp. as we grow brand equity and strengthen market leadership in the tire industry and America market.” Ahn said. “With our products, performance and quality, Hankook Tire America Corp. will play a major role in establishing the Hankook brand to be the American consumers' most loved tire brand.”