Soo II Lee to lead Hankook Tire America
As of mid-January 2020, Soo II Lee will become president of Hankook Tire America Corp. He will serve in this capacity alongside his existing remit of president and chief operating officer of Hankook Tire & Technology, an arrangement that will see him split his time between Hankook’s America headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee and the company’s global headquarters in Seoul, Korea.
This is the second time that Soo II Lee has been appointed to head Hankook’s business in the USA. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of the company’s America headquarters from 2009 through 2012.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to lead Hankook Tire’s team in America,” said Lee. “As we move into this new decade, I am excited about being able to continue the growth of our American headquarters as well as implement the necessary strategic initiatives that will continue our goal of becoming a global leader in the tyre industry.”
Lee succeeds Hosung Suh, who has served as president of Hankook Tire America since July 2017 and returns to Hankook’s global headquarters this month to take a new position. “As a proven leader, Lee brings his wealth of Hankook knowledge and experience back to America,” said Suh. “He will help us continue to elevate our brand and continue our growth in the region. He also understands the value of customer service and our commitment to excellence in manufacturing high-quality products for North American consumers.”