Richard Lyons Takes the Helm as Managing Director of Kumho Tyre UK

Richard Lyons has assumed the role of Managing Director of Kumho Tyre UK. Responsible for overseeing operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Lyons steps into this key position, succeeding Keon Park, who has returned to Korea to assume a new role at the company's Seoul headquarters.

Richard, aims to double market share and enhance customer service.

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Kumho Tyre UK
Published on
May 30, 2023

Lyons brings with him a wealth of experience, having spent the past seven years at Trelleborg Wheel Systems in various capacities, culminating in his role as Managing Director of the UK and Ireland. Prior to his tenure at Trelleborg, the 58-year-old industry expert dedicated 11 years to Giti, a prominent Singapore-based tyre manufacturer. Notably, during his time at Giti, Lyons played a pivotal role in facilitating remarkable growth and ultimately held the esteemed positions of Managing Director Europe and Director of International Marketing & Sales, Passenger Car.

Armed with an impressive track record, Lyons is uniquely positioned to spearhead Kumho's expansion in the UK's passenger car and commercial vehicle tyre segments. Moreover, he harbors ambitious plans to drive the company's growth even further.

“Kumho is poised for significant growth in the European market and in the UK our aim is to double our market share. With the support of our strong team we plan to achieve that through channel diversification, increased availability of all product groups and first class customer service.”

With his extensive industry knowledge and proven leadership capabilities, Lyons is well-poised to guide Kumho Tyre UK towards an exciting future. Under his guidance, the company aims to solidify its position as a market leader, setting new industry standards along the way. By focusing on innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Kumho aspires to enhance its presence in the UK market, offering an extensive range of products tailored for passenger cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks.

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