TurningPoint recruits next COO/EVP for Kia America
After connecting Kia America with some of the top industry performers, TurningPoint Executive Search is proud to have identified Kia America’s new Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. As their recruiting partner, TurningPoint’s Senior Partner, Executive Search, Raquel Galant, conducted an extensive search. After meeting Steven she was confident he was an excellent fit.
“Steven is a proven innovator with an impressive track record within the automotive industry. I knew he was the whole package when I got to know him and learned he had both strong legacy automotive knowledge and impressive background in the innovation of alternative fuel vehicles, his forward-thinking mindset was just what we had been looking for.”
An auto industry veteran, Mr. Center served as the former vice president of the automobile sales strategy division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc, overseeing Honda’s four automobile regions in the U.S. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing sales strategy and execution, United States service and marketing operations, and will report to Kia North America and Kia America president and CEO Sean Yoon.