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Hankook Tire Announces New VP of Technology/Head of Akron Technical Center

February 11, 2013

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Thomas Kenny, Vice President of Technology/Head of Hankook Tire’s Akron Technical Center
Thomas Kenny, Vice President of Technology/Head of Hankook Tire’s Akron Technical Center

Hankook Tire has named Thomas Kenny its new Vice President of Technology and Head of its Akron Technical Center in Uniontown, Ohio.

Kenny will be responsible for managing various aspects of work at the Akron Technical Center including development, testing and research for Hankook’s line of passenger car, light truck, original equipment and truck and bus tires sold in the United States.

Kenny has over thirty years of experience in the tire industry, eighteen of which have been with Hankook at its Akron Technical Center.  Previous to his new position, Kenny spent fourteen years in tire development and four years as manager, Tire Development and Engineering at the technical center.

He replaces Ray Labuda following his recent retirement as Vice President of Hankook’s Akron Technical Center after holding the position for twenty years.

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