Michael Cole

Vice Chair

Micheal Cole  is the COO & Executive Vice President for Kia North America. He serves as the central point of contact for all sales, marketing, service and corporate and product planning functions in the U.S., and will report to KMA’s president and CEO, Sean Yoon. Previously, Cole was the chief operating officer of Kia Motors Europe since November 2012. In his leadership role with Kia Motors Europe, Cole oversaw 40-percent sales growth, outpacing the 27-percent growth in the recovering European market. Prior to that, he served as managing director of Kia Motors (UK) and led the wholly-owned subsidiary to several sales records and through a period of sustained new product activity.

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