New managing director for Kumho America Technical Center

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Brian Buckham has been hired as managing director of the Kumho America Technical Center in Fairlawn, Ohio.

Buckham has a diverse background in the tire and commercial transportation industry having worked for Cooper Tire, Continental General Tire, and a previous role with Kumho Tire, Hendrickson International and most recently with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

“I have experience in rubber compounding, tread, mold cavity and tire construction design for OE and replacement, as well as managing sales and marketing teams,” commented Buckham, who holds a degree in chemical engineering, plus an MBA.

“It feels great to be back with Kumho Tire. Our vision is to create more satisfied customers by delivering world-class products to the North American OE and replacement markets, all with the intent to drive more business to Kumho. An additional part of our responsibility, which has us very excited, is to technically support our new manufacturing plant in Macon, Georgia.”

September 28, 2017

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