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ATLANTA (January 2012) - LG Hausys America, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Bongsoo Kim as the president of the company effective January 1. Kim joined LG in 2007, when he was hired as vice president of the holding company LG Corp. Most recently, Kim served as vice president of the LG Hausys, Ltd. global business department, a position he held since January 2011.

 

“I’m honored to take the reins and lead the company into the New Year,” said Kim. “LG Hausys is well positioned to continue steadfast growth in the North American market. My goal is to gain further momentum by optimizing company operations at the individual, team and division levels.”

 

Kim succeeds Simon Hong, who had a 31-year tenure with LG. Hong was named president of LG Hausys America in April 2009. His successes in this position include consolidations with LG Surfaces, LLC. in Peoria, Ariz. and LG Chemical Industrial Materials in Adairsville, Ga.

 

In 2011, LG Hausys opened a Viatera® quartz manufacturing plant just outside of Atlanta, Ga. The facility sits adjacent to the company’s first U.S.-based facility, which opened in 2005 and produces its popular HI-MACS® brand of acrylic solid surface materials. The opening of this second plant makes LG Hausys the only company to produce both acrylic solid surface and quartz surfaces in the United States.

 

“Our goal is to become a dominant player in the North American surfaces market,” continues Kim. In addition to growing their surfaces division, Kim will also focus on LG Hausys’ other businesses, including flooring, autoskin, vinyl-coated material and Decofoil.”

 

Kim holds a B.A. in economics from Yonsei University in Korea and earned an executive MBA from The University of Michigan.

 

About LG Hausys America, Inc.
Since 1947, LG Hausys has contributed to enriching people’s lives by supplying distinguished products and services. Using the most advanced technology, LG Hausys produces beautiful and functional products for both residential and commercial environments. Serving as a growing global company, LG Hausys is noted for its award-winning, customer oriented products and services that enhance any application. Explore your design vision, explore LG Hausys. To learn more visit www.lghausys.com. 

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