Shawn Denlein Will Lead Sales and Marketing at Kumho USA

April 23, 2018

Shawn Denlein has joined Kumho Tire USA Inc. as executive vice president of sales and marketing as of April 23, 2018.

Denlein has spent the last year working for Monro Inc. as senior vice president of tire merchandising. Prior to joining Monro he was senior vice president at Hankook Tire America Corp., and he previously had held various sales positions at Yokohoma Tire Corp., including director of consumer sales in the U.S. Denlein will report to Harry Choi, CEO of Kumho Tire USA.

With more than 24 years in the tire industry, 15 of which were in senior management roles, Denlein will oversee the marketing and sales force and boost collaboration between the two departments. Denlein will be responsible for replacement market growth and will lead Kumho’s sales force to strengthen existing partnerships as well as build new ones.

“Kumho Tire has been steadily recruiting talent with extensive experience and knowledge of the tire industry in order to improve operations, increase OE supply opportunities and to stabilize the company and improve operations across the board”, says Choi. “Shawn Denlein brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are excited to welcome him to the Kumho team. We have high expectations, but have no doubt that he will be able to excel in his new role.”

Denlein says, "I am excited to join Kumho Tire and lead the sales and marketing teams. Kumho is well recognized in the industry with top performing products and innovative technology. I am looking forward to applying the knowledge gained over my career in the tire industry to drive growth and profitability for Kumho."

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