Lutterworth, UK – Kumho Tire Europe GmbH has appointed Kyungtai Ju as its new president, replacing Changrin Suk, who returns to Kumho’s Korean headquarters with responsibility for global sales.
The appointment came into effect 30 Aug, the tire maker said in a statement on the day.
Kyungtai Ju started his career at Kumho in 1990 and has served as country managers in Mexico, Italy and the US. Most recently, he held the position executive VP for global sales.
“As is well known, the current situation at Kumho is not easy and it’s a big challenge for my team and I to again extend Kumho’s position in Europe,” said Ju upon taking the position.
The official went on to say that he would work towards optimising the company and improving its position in the tire market.