B. K. Kim has been named CEO & president of Kumho Tire North America, and Don Hun (D.H.) Ham president of Kumho Tire U.S.A., as the company seeks to expand its presence in the car, light- and heavy-duty truck tire markets in the U.S.

Ham succeeds Kyu Cho, who retired from Kumho in December after 33 years with the company

Kim will oversee Kumho’s North American operations, including both its Kumho Tire U.S.A. and Kumho Tire Canada divisions, from its headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, CA