Hyundai Motor names new head of US operations - Montgomery Alabama news.

Hyundai Motor names new head of US operations

John Krafcik John Krafcik

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. unit of Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it named John Krafcik acting president and chief executive.

Krafcik was previously the company's vice president of product development and strategic planning.

Before that, he worked at Ford Motor Co. Jong Eun Kim, the previous chief executive of Hyundai Motor America, has returned to Hyundai Motor Co. headquarters in Korea.

Hyundai said it has begun a search to fill Krafcik's previous position.

The South Korean automaker operates a vehicle assembly plant in Montgomery.

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