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Len Hunt, Executive VP and COO of Kia Motors America, to Present at July Motor Press Guild Luncheon

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2007-07-05 12:48:19     
Motor Press Guild

On Tuesday, July 10, the Motor Press Guild (MPG), America's largest professional automotive media association, will feature Len Hunt, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kia Motors America (KMA). Hunt will address his plans to lead Kia on a new journey to infuse passion into the brand.

Hunt's presentation about the Kia brand will discuss how new-vehicle designs and a growing product lineup are changing the way consumers think and feel about Kia, and plans for future marketing and advertising efforts to convey this excitement and emotion. Hunt will address Kia's relevant stance in today's marketplace, along with the company's impressive sales growth over the past decade and numerous recent distinctions (including IQS, NHTSA and IIHS). Plans for growth in the United States, including a new manufacturing plant, an expanding dealer network and improvement on customer loyalty and retention, also will be discussed.

Hunt, a 29-year automotive industry veteran and self-proclaimed "car guy," is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kia Motors America. In his role, Hunt is responsible for overseeing all KMA business operations, including sales and marketing, fixed operations and corporate planning. Hunt has been with Kia since October 2005. Hunt joined Kia from Volkswagen, where he served as executive vice president in charge of the Volkswagen brand in North America. Prior to his time at Volkswagen, Hunt was vice president of Audi of America, where he oversaw the sales, marketing and product planning divisions, and led Audi through five years of consecutive growth in the U.S. market. Hunt, a native of Rossendale, England, also has held management positions for Audi UK and Jaguar.

What: Len Hunt, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kia Motors America, to address Motor Press Guild

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Social -- 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon -- Noon

Where: The Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310-670-3093

Price: Members -- $20; Non-Members and Guests -- $25; (cash or check;open seating/no reservations)

Contact: MPG: Robyn Eckard, 949-268-3049
For more information about MPG news, upcoming events, and directions to the Proud Bird, please visit http://www.motorpressguild.org/news.

About Motor Press Guild

The Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to promoting education and information exchange within the motoring press. MPG has more than 800 global members, including staff and freelance journalists, photographers, broadcasters, public-relations representatives from vehicle manufacturers, industry suppliers, aftermarket companies, consumer groups, governmental bodies and other motoring-related firms and organizations.

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