Hankook appoints new president of US operations

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Hee-se Ahn has been named as the newly appointed president of Hankook Tire America Corp. Ahn will also function as chief operating officer for the company’s business operations throughout the Americas including the United States, Canada, central America, South America and Mexico. He will be based at Hankook’s America headquarters located in Wayne, New Jersey.

Ahn has more than 29 years of experience with Hankook Tire, having begun his career with the company in 1986 at its headquarters in Seoul, Korea. During his time with the company he has held positions including MD of Hankook’s Dubai office, VP of marketing and sales Hankook Tire China headquarters, and most recently as VP of marketing and sales at the company’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. 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,” commented Ahn.

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