Hyundai Motor promoted Randy Parker to the chief executive officer of Hyundai Motors America. His tenure will start on Monday, August 1, 2022. As the CEO, Parker will be entrusted with the responsibilities of Hyundai’s Commercial operations in the United States. He will work directly under the CEO and President of Hyundai Motors North America, José Muñoz.
Further, the company reported that Bob Kim, the general manager of the southern operations, has been promoted to Vice-President of national sales. Bob will report to Randy Parker.
Finally, David VandeLinde has been promoted to Vice-President and will report to the newly-appointed CEO.
Muñoz said that Randy Parker was the perfect person to carry on Hyundai’s success in sales, market share and growth in the United States. He also added that he did not doubt that Parker would continue strengthening the Hyundai Team and the company’s dealer network.
Randy Parker congratulated the North American CEO and Hyundai’s Korean Leadership on assembling an incredible team. Parker added that he was humbled and honoured to have gotten the opportunity to lead this organisation and continue achieving the success that it had garnered over the last few years.
Randy Parker is one of the first African-Americans to be named CEO of a primary OEM regional market. He will lead the most diverse C-suite in the automotive industry.
In May 2019, Randy Parker was given the position of Hyundai’s Vice-president of national sales in its American chapter. He was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice-President in February 2021.
During his time at the automobile company, Hyundai emerged as the fastest-growing mainstream brand in the United States of America. They have set the all-time retail sales record in the year 2021. Hyundai has increased its market share by 31% since 2020.
Before joining Hyundai, Randy Parker was the Vice-President of Infiniti North America. He led the brand’s overall performance in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Parker has more than thirty years worth of experience in the automotive industry. He is experienced in serving leadership roles at General Motors, GM Acceptance Corporation, Nissan and Infiniti.