Hankook appoints new UK managing director

Chang Yool Han

A new face at Hankook’s Daventry office. As of 1 October, Chang Yool Han holds the position of managing director at Hankook Tyre UK. He succeeds Brett Emerson, who has returned to Bridgestone as director of its Consumer business unit for the North Region.

Prior to joining the UK team, Han worked for the tyre maker’s Global Marketing Strategy team in Korea, where he gained in-depth sales and marketing experience. In addition, he has expertise in logistics with a focus on supply chain management. His many years of business experience include working at Hankook’s European headquarters and subsequently for its German subsidiary.

“Having previously held positions at Hankook Tire in Europe, Mr Han has in-depth knowledge in both the tyre business as well as the European market and can further develop our brand with his sales and marketing expertise in the United Kingdom. We have great confidence in his skills and are pleased to introduce him as the new managing director in the UK”, says Han-Jun Kim, president of Hankook Tire Europe.

“I am honoured by the confidence I have received and the opportunity to further expand Hankook Tire’s position as a premium tyre maker in the UK market. I can build on our success in recent years with our broad product portfolio in the passenger car tyre segment as well as light, truck- and bus tyres”, comments Han. “I am looking forward to working with the competent and experienced UK team”.

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