Hyundai Motor America Appoints New President/CEO As John Krafcik Steps Down

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Hyundai Motor America has announced that David Zuchowski will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective January 1, 2014, when John Krafcik will step down upon the successful completion of his contract.
A proven 33-year-old veteran of the automotive industry, Zuchowski joined Hyundai Motor America in February 2007 as vice president of sales. He began his career at Ford and served as vice president of sales and field operations for Mazda North America.

“I am both humbled and excited to lead Hyundai Motor America into the next chapter by continuing to build on John’s great legacy, and focusing on what matters most – building the highest quality, safest and most diverse fleet of models that customers love,” said Zuchowski.

“Dave has consistently distinguished himself as a results-oriented and motivational leader in our industry,” added Im Tak Uk, executive vice president of Hyundai. “During his time at Hyundai, Dave has been instrumental in our growth, especially among our dealers. He exhibits a rare combination of passion, intelligence, creativity and diligence, and we are confident that he is the right choice to build on John’s momentum and take Hyundai to new and greater heights.”
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