Hyundai in Montgomery announces two promotions

Chris Susock is the new CEO and Sungil Kim is named head of purchasing

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery.

Chris Susock has been promoted to president and CEO of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. In addition, Sungil Kim has been named head of purchasing for HMMA. Both promotions are effective Jan. 1.

“I am proud to empower these leaders with greater responsibility in elevated roles as Hyundai’s business continues to grow and our vehicles continue to evolve. These executives bring exceptional leadership skills and a wealth of experience to these roles. I know their continued success will help Hyundai win in 2024 and beyond,” said Jose Munoz, president and global COO, Hyundai Motor Co., and president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America.

Susock has served as chief operating officer and senior vice president of HMMA since September 2022. He joined HMMA in 2004 to lead the facilitation, organizational and manufacturing process development for the plant’s start up in early 2005.

Kim, who has been promoted to head of purchasing for HMMA, will also serve in the same role for Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America in Georgia.

Earlier this year, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama started producing the electrified Genesis GV70, and the company also announced an investment of $290 million to enhance its production of SUVs, including new tooling and equipment to make the all-new Santa Fe. In addition to those two vehicles, HMMA makes the Tucson and Santa Cruz.

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