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Hyundai Motor America has announced that Dave Zuchowski has been promoted to executive vice president of sales for the company. Zuchowski has been with the Korean automaker since 2007 when he came on board as the VP of sales. Since then, he has helped increase both market share and sales, and he's also worked to improve the company's retail network.
The new executive vice president of sales for the company has a long history in the automotive industry. Zuchowski got his start at Ford before taking over duties as vice president of sales and field operations at Mazda. The knowledge base he's built up over the years should serve him well in his new position where he'll be responsible for everything from sales and market representation to field operations and dealer relations. Hit the jump to have a look at the official brief press release.

[Source: Hyundai]

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HYUNDAI PROMOTES DAVE ZUCHOWSKI TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 10/12/2010

Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik today named Dave Zuchowski executive vice president of sales. Zuchowski joined the Hyundai team in 2007 as vice president of sales. He is responsible for all sales, sales operations, market representation, field operations and overall dealer relations. During his time at Hyundai, Zuchowski has improved sales and market share, while also improving the quality of Hyundai's retail network.

"Dave has distinguished himself as a leader in our industry in sales, incentives, advertising, and dealer development," said Krafcik. "We've seen Dave set a new standard for cooperation and teamwork with other divisions. He's truly a team player, with a rare combination of passion, intelligence, creativity and diligence, and we congratulate him on this much-deserved promotion."

Zuchowski, a 30-year veteran of the automotive industry, joined Hyundai from Mazda North America where he served as vice president of sales and field operations. He began his career in 1980 at Ford Motor Company as a sales associate. Zuchowski earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Washington.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Homeboy needta go to the ghetto and get a better weave. He lookin crazy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I an not a huge import fan, but the design and quality of all Hyundai vehicles has come a long way and that only helps to ensure Mr. Zuchowski's future at Hyundai. It is a lesson he learned at Ford/Mazda.
      • 4 Years Ago
      These guys make $400k a year and they can't buy a suit and tie combo that doesn't come from Wal-Mart?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Most sales guys at some point were retail salesmen. They take their learned fashion advice with them into the higher ranks.

      Also - whats the difference between VP of Sale and Exe VP? Now he just gets to use Exe in his title?

      PS - If you want well dressed automotive executives - they are either designers or work for VW Group.

      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd say he looks like a typical Hyundai owner.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, he looks intelligent and rich.