Kim takes on helm of Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

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Updated Nov 28, 2020

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Twenty-eight-year Hyundai veteran J.Y. Kim has been named president of Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas.

Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

His global experience has included establishing a foundation for a construction equipment Brazilian factory and sales company and managing Hyundai’s Indian manufacturing operations, sales and marketing. During his tenure in India he brought Hyundai’s market share to 19%.

Kim has also worked with emerging Hyundai markets in Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and in Southeast Asia. 

“We are excited to have J.Y. bring his passion, market knowledge, and support, as well as his understanding of worldwide trade operations to the North America, especially when understanding import/export policies has become a critical part of successful management,” says Stan Park, HCEA vice president distribution and marketing.