- Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia elevates Randy Jackson to senior vice president, human resources and administration; Stuart Countess to vice president, quality sub-division
At KMMG, Randy Jackson has been named senior vice president, HR and administration, and Stuart Countess has been elevated to vice president, quality sub-division. At KMA, Tim Chaney has been promoted to vice president of marketing communications, and Orth Hedrick is now vice president, product planning.
“Following a year which saw the arrival of seven all new or significantly redesigned vehicles – including updated versions of the U.S.-built* Optima and Sorento – Randy, Stuart, Tim and Orth have and will continue to play important roles in the growth and maturation of the Kia brand and their promotions are well-deserved,” said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and KMMG.
Randy Jackson joined KMMG in 2007 as the first American hired at the plant. Since his arrival, KMMG has hired more than 3,000 team members and successfully launched three shifts. Jackson has also led the effort to cultivate the “Kia Way” philosophy, which emphasizes a one-system one-team approach based on trust, mutual respect and effective two-way communication.