New TBR Sales Manager for Hankook

Paul Emery

Hankook Tyre UK has announced the appointment of a successor to David Thorp, UK Sales Manager for the truck and bus segment, who will retire from the company on 30th June 2019. Paul Emery, who has a wealth of industry experience and expertise, will continue to build on the company’s leading position in the UK market.

Emery Appointed to Lead Truck and Bus Segment

Brett Emerson, UK Managing Director commented: “Hankook Tyre UK is delighted to appoint Paul Emery to the role. I am confident that under his leadership the truck and bus tyre side of the business will continue to prosper long into the future. Hankook welcomed Paul in April 2019 to take on the role of UK Sales Manager to lead the team in the truck and bus tyre segment. Having spent more than thirty years in the tyre industry, Paul undoubtedly comes with the experience required to follow in David’s footsteps and lead the team to build on their current growth in the UK market.”

He continues: “David has been with Hankook for thirteen years, during which time he has made a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the business and increased market share in the UK. He leaves Hankook with our very best wishes for his retirement.”


About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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