Kia Motors (UK) Limited has appointed David Hilbert, 38, as its new marketing director with effect from 1 September.
Hilbert has joined Kia from Toyota (GB) plc where he was general manager of vehicle marketing for the last three years. Prior to that he held a variety of roles at the company. A graduate of Loughborough University, he also worked in the high street retail world prior to joining the motor industry.
Married with two children, Hilbert said: “I am really excited to be joining Kia at this point in time – the brand has gone through a massive change over the last few years and has surprised motorists and the industry alike with its focus on design, reliability and appeal. There have been some amazing products recently – the all-new Sportage for example – and I know there is a great deal more to come.”
“Kia has a fantastic dealer network and is committed to providing the very best customer experience, both in sales and service. It will be my job to ensure that growth continues and that we work together to make the Kia brand even more surprising and satisfying,” he added.
Simon Hetherington, commercial director at Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “We are very pleased David is joining us as our momentum and growth continues and with four all-new models on the way in 2017. I am confident he will apply his excellent marketing experience to our activities and will help lead the continuous willingness to change and develop throughout the company and the network.