FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America named Kimberly Walker General Manager of the Western Region, effective March 1, 2016. In her new role, Walker will lead the day-to-day operations of more than 165 Hyundai dealerships across the 12 Western-most states in the United States. She will report to Hyundai's Vice President of National Sales Derrick Hatami.
"Kimberly has continued to demonstrate strong leadership qualities throughout her tenure at Hyundai and we are happy to see her in the new role as General Manager of the Western Region," said Derrick Hatami, Vice President of National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. "Her focus has been to work with Hyundai dealerships across the country to improve the retail experience for our customers. We are excited to see what Kimberly does to further improve dealer operations and are confident in her ability to continue the grow our market share in the West."
Walker joined Hyundai in 2006 and served roles in assurance products and consumer affairs prior to being named Director of Parts Marketing in 2008. Walker will be moving from her current role as Director of Retail Process and Sales Satisfaction to assume the Western Region responsibilities.
Prior to joining Hyundai, Walker spent more than 12 years with Nissan North America, where she held numerous positions in sales, marketing, and parts and service in both the Nissan and Infiniti field organizations. Walker holds a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.
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SOURCE Hyundai Motor America