Kia Motors America has hired Russell Wager, Mazda’s former North American marketing vice president, as the Korean brand’s director of marketing operations.
Wager, who joins Kia after the recent departure of marketing vice president Saad Chehab, will be in charge of advertising, media, partnerships and other marketing activities. He reports to Kia Motors America COO Michael Cole. His appointment is effective immediately.
“I am thrilled to join the Kia team and bring my 25-plus years of passion and knowledge of the automotive business to this new position,” said Wager in a statement on Thursday. “I look forward to working with the creative and dedicated people at KMA and with the highly professional Kia dealer network nationwide to continue building brand momentum as we prepare for the next decade of growth.”
In the stament, Cole said: “Russell Wager is a tremendous addition to our marketing leadership team and his work alongside his new colleagues will contribute greatly to the…
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