Hankook appoints new president of Hankook Tire North America

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Tire manufacturer Hankook has announced the appointment of Curtis Brison as the new president of Hankook Tire North America at the company’s headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

In his new position Brison will oversee the US and Canadian regions and will lead four departments and teams, including the Tennessee Plant. Additionally, he will continue to supervise the company’s US Passenger Car and Light Truck department. He succeeds Sooil Lee who will remain as the CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology.

Brison will draw on 15 years of experience from the tire and automotive sector, having been involved in the introduction of new Hankook products such as the All-Weather Kinergy 4S2, the Dynapro XT and the Dynapro AT2 Xtreme. He has also helped the company with segment expansions within the USA.

“Hankook continues to bring the right combination of performance, innovation and quality to the development of our passenger and commercial tire portfolios,” said Brison. “I am honored to work with our teams across North America to further drive innovation and success for Hankook and our customers throughout the tire industry.”

Sooil Lee, president and CEO, Hankook Tire & Technology, commented, “Curtis has proven his strength as a sales leader with a strong commitment to customer success.”

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