Han Promoted to CEO of Nexen Tire America
Brian YoonSeok Han is the new CEO of Nexen Tire America Inc., replacing former CEO J.S. Kim, who served in the position since 2018 and has announced his retirement.
In his new role, Han will oversee Nexen's strategic direction and operations in the United States and Canada. He also will "provide support" to Nexen's corporate headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, "for the company's North American original equipment sales and the company's U.S.-based technical center in Richfield, Ohio," according to Nexen officiaisl
In addition, Han will "provide direction on the company's short- and long-term goals regarding operational and sales strategies."
Han's more than 25 years of tire industry experience includes 15 years with Nexen. He most recently served as Nexen Tire Corp.'s global vice president of marketing. Prior to that, he spent six years as president of Nexen Tire Italia after working at the company's home office through 2011.
"On behalf of Nexen Tire America, I would like to thank Mr. Kim for his leadership and dedication to the company while serving as CEO and throughout his career with Nexen Tire," says Han.
"It is an honor to follow in his footsteps and I am very excited to build upon the company's successes in the United States, while continuing to elevate the Nexen Tire brand to new heights across all of our industry verticals."