Posted on 06. Jan, 2014 by in Hyundai Canada

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec 27, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America currently announced that President and Chief Executive Officer John Krafcik will step down on a successful execution of his agreement on Dec 31, 2013. David Zuchowski, executive clamp boss of Sales, will assume a position of President and CEO effective Jan 1, 2014.

“On interest of Hyundai Motor Company, we unequivocally appreciate John for his idealist care and relentless office of patron satisfaction, that has driven Hyundai’s record expansion over a past 5 years,” pronounced Im Tak Uk, executive clamp boss and arch handling officer of Hyundai Motor Company. “John’s forward-looking perspective, joining to peculiarity and design, and office of innovative new product offerings have towering a Hyundai code and introduced a vehicles to a new era of assured and constant customers.”

Under Krafcik’s reign with a automaker, Hyundai Motor America gifted thespian increases in sales volume and marketplace share, while garnering countless prestigious attention awards. During a same time period, a indication year 2009 Genesis and 2012 Elantra took tip honors as North American Car of a Year, while countless Hyundai models perceived a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick designation.

“It’s been a frank payoff and respect to lead Hyundai Motor America over a past 5 years, and we am assured that with Dave’s succession, a code will continue to enhance and flower for years to come,” pronounced Krafcik. “We have many of a best and brightest employees in a business assimilated with a committed and gifted play network that will continue to compensate dividends.”

Incoming President and CEO David Zuchowski assimilated Hyundai Motor America in Feb 2007 as clamp boss of Sales with shortcoming for all sales, sales operations, marketplace representation, margin operations and altogether play relations. A proven 33-year maestro of a automotive industry, Zuchowski was formerly with Mazda North America, where he served as clamp boss of Sales and Field Operations. Zuchowski began his career in 1980 during Ford Motor Company, where he progressed by several executive-level positions including informal manager, product selling manager, inhabitant merchandising manager and margin operations manager for a Ford and Lincoln Mercury divisions. Zuchowski warranted his Bachelors of Arts in Communications from a University of Washington.

“I am both shamed and vehement to lead Hyundai Motor America into a subsequent section by stability to build on John’s good legacy, and focusing on what matters many – building a top quality, safest and many different swift of models that business love,” pronounced Zuchowski.

“Dave has consistently renowned himself as a results-oriented and motivational personality in a industry,” pronounced Im. “During his time during Hyundai, Dave has been instrumental in a growth, generally among a dealers. He exhibits a singular multiple of passion, intelligence, creativity and diligence, and we are assured that he is a right choice to build on John’s movement and take Hyundai to new and larger heights.”

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