Tackling the tough issues: Kumho Tire CEO assures dealers company is 'here to stay'

Mikolajczyk, Sigmund J.
March 2010
Rubber & Plastics News;3/22/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 17, p19
Trade Publication
The article reports that J.H. Kim, chief executive officer (CEO) of Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc., has assured its dealers that the company will stay firm despite the precarious financial condition of its South Korea-based parent Kumho Tire Co. Inc. He has dispelled concerns the company's customers might have about its financial stability. Kim noted that Kumho is, in fact, operating at best level capacity so that it can have adequate product for all their business partners.


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