Kumho Tire USA Inc. has hired Brian Buckham to be managing director at the Kumho America Technical Center (KATC) in Fairlawn, Ohio.
Kumho says Buckham has a diverse background in the tire and commercial transportation industry having worked for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Continental Tire the Americas LLC (General brand), and a previous role with Kumho as well as Hendrickson International. He most recent position was with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
His experience includes rubber compounding, tread, mold cavity and tire construction design for original equipment (OE) and replacement, as well as managing sales and marketing teams.
“It feels great to be back with Kumho Tire," says Buckham. "Our vision is to create more satisfied customers by delivering world-class products to the North American OE and replacement markets, all with the intent to drive more business to Kumho. An additional part of our responsibility, which has us very excited, is to technically support our new manufacturing plant in Macon, Ga.”
For more information about Kumho and its products, visit www.KumhoTireUSA.com.