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.
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.