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Hankook appoints new director for UK market

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Hankook Tire Europe GmbH has appointed Gang Seung Lee (Tony) to head up its UK operations based in Daventry as the company continues to expand its presence in the UK market. 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.

“We have some ambitious plans for the future with firm foundations laid under the leadership of Richard,” said Lee.

Prior to his new position Lee worked in Hankook’s European head office in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 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.

Hankook recently announced plans for its seventh factory in Europe which will boost the company’s production capacity there to 100 million units by 2014.

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