Hyundai Motor appoints Sales Chief Randy Parker as CEO for US Operations
Hyundai Motor appoints Sales Chief Randy Parker as CEO for US Operations

Randy Parker will be the chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor North America effective August 1. In this role, Parker assumes responsibility for Hyundai's commercial automotive operations in the United States. He will report to José Muñoz, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America. 

Muñoz said, "Randy is the perfect person to continue Hyundai's recent successes in sales, market share, and growth in the U.S.,", "I have no doubt that he will continue to strengthen the full Hyundai team and our dealer network."

"Hyundai has an incredible team assembled by José and our Korean leadership," Parker said. "I am humbled and honoured by the opportunity to lead this organization and continue the success of the past few years."

Parker is one of the first African Americans to be named CEO of a major OEM regional market, and he will lead the most diverse C-suite in the automotive industry. In May 2019, Parker was named vice president of national sales at Hyundai Motor America and was promoted to senior vice president in February 2021. 

Parker was the vice president of Infiniti North America, where he led the brand's overall performance in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, prior to joining Hyundai. He has had more than three decades of automotive industry experience and leadership roles at General Motors (GM), GM Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), Nissan, and Infiniti. At Nissan, he served as division vice president, Global Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales and marketing where he was responsible for the automaker's LCV business unit based in Yokohama, Japan. 

"I was raised in a military family that valued hard work, servant leadership, and esprit de corps," Parker said. "I am a firm believer in the maxim, 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' I have no doubt that the Hyundai team can go farther than anyone ever imagined possible." 

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