Hankook appoints new managing director for UK market
Hankook Tyre UK Ltd has appointed Gang Seung Lee (Tony) to head up its Daventry based operations. He takes over the role from Richard Page who will continue to work for Hankook for the next 12 months during the handover period ahead of his retirement.
Lee is no stranger to Hankook in the UK having worked closely with Richard Page for four years before working in Hankook’s European head office in Neu-Isenburg, Germany for two years where he worked in both sales and marketing together with distribution channel planning.
He began his career with Hankook in 1990 working in Korea and dealing with corporate strategy planning and overseas sales before moving to the UK where he gained experience in sales administration and accounting.
“I enjoyed my time in the UK and am very pleased to be leading this important area for Hankook,’’ Tony Lee said, adding: “We have some ambitious plans for the future with firm foundations laid under the leadership of Richard.’’
Outgoing managing director Richard Page said he was delighted Tony is taking over the leadership of Hankook in the UK: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and having worked with Tony in the past. I’m confident that he has the right experience and foresight to take the company forward and look forward to helping him settle into this new role.’’
Hankook recently announced plans for its seventh factory which will boost the company’s production capacity to more than 100 million units by 2014.