Kia Motors America announces executive management team appointments
Promotions Support Kia’s U.S. Growth and Brand Enhancement Strategy
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced two executive-level promotions to support the fast-growing organization’s needs as its product portfolio, customer base and units in operation continue to expand.
Bill Peffer, who joined KMA in July 2017, has been named chief operating officer and executive vice president. Peffer will lead all customer facing functions – sales, marketing, and service – in the U.S., and will report to Sean Yoon, the president and CEO of Kia Motors America and Kia Motors North America. Under Peffer’s leadership as vice president of sales operations, KMA is on the cusp of achieving the highest retail sales total in company history through the development of a consistent and sustainable partnership with the dealer network.
Russell Wager, who joined KMA in July 2019, has been promoted to the position of vice president of marketing. In this position, Wager will lead and unify the marketing operations, customer journey, and public relations areas for KMA. As director of marketing operations, Wager forged a first-of-its-kind partnership with the 72nd Emmy® Awards telecast and played a key role in KMA’s Accelerate the Good pandemic response.
Dec 19, 2020 at 22:17