Three Kia executives promoted as sales continue to increase in the U.S.

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 21, 2012

There are plenty of congratulatory greetings going around at Kia Motors America as it had given promotions to three of its top U.S. officers to executive vice president positions. It’s not hard to justify this move since there are just three brands that increased their sales in the U.S. for each of the past three years. Kia is one of them, along with Subaru and Hyundai.

Those promoted as the executive vice president of their departments at Kia are Tom Loveless (U.S. sales chief), Michael Sprague (marketing and communications chief), and John Yoon (vice president of human resources). Their duties don’t change much as these promotions are given as Kia’s U.S. sales continue to go up. Last year, Kia reported sales of 485,492 vehicles in the U.S. market.

From January to May 2012, it sold 237,381 vehicles in the U.S. – a 19% increase compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, the overall market had grown by 13%.

In a statement, Byung Mo Ahn, CEO of Kia Motors America, said that the automaker went through a “dramatic transformation” over the past several years and these three executives contributed to its “success and momentum." He added that as one of Kia’s core values is its people, it is rewarding the members of the team and giving them growth opportunities.

Topics: kia, sales, united states

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