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Hyundai Motor America Hires Automotive Industry Veteran Brian Smith as COO

10/23/2017, Fountain Valley, CA

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 23 2017 – To serve strengthen a executive care team, Hyundai Motor America named Brian Smith a Chief Operating Officer (COO). Effective Oct 25, Smith, 58, reports to Hyundai Motor America boss and CEO, Kenny Lee, and will be obliged for all aspects of Hyundai’s U.S. operations, including a corporate and product vital direction, sales, marketing, patron compensation and play development.

“Brian Smith’s prolonged lane record of success in lenient organizations, pushing change in destiny retailing and surpassing expectations creates him a right chairman to assistance lead Hyundai and ready us for a continued expansion of a automobile industry,” pronounced Kenny Lee, boss and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “I demeanour brazen to operative with Brian to vitalise Hyundai’s U.S. movement and sales growth. We are focused on a clever tighten to a year and preparations for several critical new product introductions in 2018 starting with Kona, along with a inhabitant rollout of Shopper Assurance, a proceed to a improved sell experience.”

Smith joins Hyundai after some-more than 30 years with Toyota and Lexus with knowledge in sales, marketing, play expansion and informal operations. During his successful career during a automaker he hold countless care positions, many recently as a clamp boss of sell mutation for Toyota USA. Previous positions during Lexus enclosed a clamp boss of selling and before to that, a clamp boss of sales and play development. He also had shortcoming for Toyota sales, lorry marketing, margin operations and special events via his career.

“I’ve always dignified Hyundai’s challenger mindset, a overworked and dedicated culture, and a speed in that it operates,” Smith said. “There is extensive event forward and I’m vehement for a plea and to be fasten this energetic team.”

Smith binds a grade in psychology from a University of Southern California. In his personal time he is an zealous cyclist, an aerobatic commander and enjoys several recreational sports activities.