Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA), Norcross, Georgia, announced Nov. 9 that the company has named J.Y. Kim as president.
A 28-year Hyundai veteran, Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.
He was instrumental in establishing a foundation for a Brazilian factory and sales company before managing operations for Indian manufacturing, sales and marketing. During his tenure in India, he brought Hyundai’s market share to 19 percent. After his two major overseas stays, he worked with emerging countries that included Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and many in Southeast Asia.
“We are excited to have J.Y. bring his passion, market knowledge, and support, as well as his understanding of worldwide trade operations to... North America, especially when understanding import/export policies has become a critical part of successful management,” said Stan Park, HCEA vice president of distribution and marketing.