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Title 02/11/2013 - Hankook Tire Announces New Vice President of Technology/Head of Akron Technical Center
Date 02/13/2013 Count 4116

Hankook Tire Announces New Vice President of Technology
/Head of Akron Technical Center



Wayne, NJ - February 11, 2013 - Hankook Tire has named Thomas Kenny its new Vice President of Technology & Head of its Akron Technical Center in Uniontown, Ohio. Mr. Kenny will be responsible for managing various aspects of work at the Akron Technical Center including development, testing and research for Hankook's line of Passenger Car, Light Truck, Original Equipment and Truck & Bus tires sold in the United States.

Mr. Kenny has over thirty years of experience in the tire industry, eighteen of which have been with Hankook at its Akron Technical Center. Previous to his new position, Mr. Kenny spent fourteen years in Tire Development and four years as Manager, Tire Development and Engineering at the technical center. Mr. Kenny replaces Mr. Ray Labuda following his recent retirement as Vice President of Hankook's Akron Technical Center after holding the position for twenty years.

"As one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, Hankook's Akron Technical Center is one of our company's most valuable resources," said Byeong Jin Lee, President, Hankook Tire America Corp. "Our Technical Center in Ohio allows Hankook to develop leading technologies and tires not only for consumers, but for our original equipment partners as well. I am glad to have Mr. Kenny leading our efforts at our Akron Technical Center."


About Hankook Tire America Corp.

Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck, SUV tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires in the United States.

Image: Thomas Kenny, Vice President of Technology/Head of Hankook Tire's Akron Technical Center

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