Kia Motors America Announces
IRVINE, Calif. - Kia Motors
America, Inc. (KMA) today announced Len Hunt has left the
company. Byung Mo Ahn, president of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC)
has been appointed group president and CEO and will now oversee
all aspects and daily operations of both KMA and Kia Motors
Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG).
In addition, Ian Beavis, vice
president marketing, has also left the company.
Tom Loveless, vice president of
sales, will now report directly to Ahn. Tim Chaney, director of
marketing has been appointed to acting department head and along
with Randy Maurstad and Alex Fedorak, the heads of product
planning and public relations respectively, will report directly
to Ahn. These changes are being made in an effort to respond to
rapidly changing market conditions in the United States.
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the
sales, marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation
based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of
vehicles through more than 640 dealers throughout the United
States. For 2007, KMA recorded its 14th consecutive year of
record U.S. sales. Kia Motors subscribes to a philosophy of
building high value, high quality, safe and dynamic vehicles.
Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are exciting
and enabling and evoke the Kia tagline "The Power to Surprise."
(Feb. 11, 2008)