Apparently Kia takes recalls a lot more seriously than Toyota and Akio Toyoda. The Korean automaker announced today that its top executive, Chung Sung-eun, has resigned after the company recalled more than 100,000 vehicles worldwide over defective wiring.
Chung, who was vice chairman and CEO of Kia, stepped down from his position on Friday, said company spokesman Michael Choo. Chung was one of Kia’s two CEOs.
“His resignation comes in the light of the recent global recall issued by Kia Motors,” Choo said. Kia’s former president, Lee Hyoung-keun, was named to succeed Chung.
– By: Omar Rana