Hyundai announces leadership changes in Montgomery

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA)  will get a new leadership team as the auto manufacturer transitions to full-scale production.

M. H. Lee, President and CEO of HMMA is moving immediately to a new position with Hyundai Motor Company in Korea. Lee was responsible for the strategic direction and management of HMMA's company operations.

B.M. Ahn, Executive Vice President of Administration and HR, and Mark Lee, Executive Vice President of Purchasing and Procurement, are also going to new assignments in Korea.

Mr. Joo-Soo Ahn has been named as the new President and CEO of HMMA. Mr. Ahn comes to HMMA from Hyundai's Asan Plant in Asan, Korea, also producers of the 2006 Sonata, where he served as Chief Operating Officer.

HMMA currently produces the Sonata sedan, and will begin production of the next generation 2007 Santa Fe sport utility vehicle in Spring of 2006. At full capacity, HMMA will produce 300,000 vehicles annually.

Information provided by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama