Kumho Tire Europe Appoint Kyungtai Ju as President

Kumho Tire Europe GmbH
Kyungtai Ju has been appointed as the new President of Kumho Tire Europe.

Kyungtai Ju has been appointed the new President of Kumho Tire Europe GmbH. He replaces Changrin Suk, who will return to Kumho’s Korean headquarters with responsibility for global sales.

Kyungtai Ju Becomes Kumho Tire Europe President

Kyungtai Ju has held a variety of positions at Kumho, a company he has now served for almost 30 years. Commencing his career at the Korean headquarters in 1990, he then moved to Kumho Mexico as Branch Manager in 1996 before heading up the company’s Italian office in Milan in 2003.

In 2011 he took up a position in Kumho Tire USA before returning to Korea 12 months later in the role of Senior Vice-President of Global Marketing. Last year he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice-President before being placed in charge of global sales.

Mr Ju, 51, said of his latest role: “I’m very happy to be appointed President of Kumho Tire Europe. As is well known, the current situation at Kumho is not easy and it’s a big challenge for my team and I to again extend Kumho’s position in Europe.”

Ju continued by stating, “However, employing all my experience and knowledge of the tyre industry, I will do my best to optimize and increase the company’s place in this ever-competitive market, while always bearing in mind the needs of our customers.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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