GM Daewoo Appoints Kim Tae-wan New Vice President for Design
Seoul - GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) announced today that Kim Tae-wan, Managing Director for Design Operations, has been promoted to Vice President for Design, effective June 1.
Kim was appointed to his previous post in February 2007. He joined GM Daewoo in January 2006 as Director of Advanced Design.In November 2006, he was appointed Director of Exterior Design.
Before joining GM Daewoo, Kim worked at Fiat, where he participated in numerous car designs such as Cinquecento (500), Punto, Ducato and others. He also served as Chief Exterior Designer at the former Daewoo Motor Company, leading the exterior design of the Magnus, Lacetti, Kalos and Matiz.
Kim began his industry career at International Automotive Design in the United Kingdom in 1991.He was involved in design work on various vehicles for Japanese and European automakers.
Born in Seoul in 1960, Kim has a bachelor's degree in fine arts in transportation design from BrighamYoungUniversity in the United States and a master's degree in vehicle design from the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom.
GM Daewoo Auto & Technology was established on October 17, 2002.It has five manufacturing facilities in Korea as well as an assembly facility in Vietnam.In addition, GM Daewoo provides market and brand-specific vehicle kits for assembly at GM facilities in China, Thailand, India, Colombia and Venezuela.In 2007, GM Daewoo sold in Korea and exported more than 1.88 million units, including CKD products.GM Daewoo now produces vehicles and kits for Chevrolet, Buick, Opel, Vauxhall, Pontiac, Holden and Suzuki that are offered in more than 150 markets on six continents.Imported GM products from the Cadillac and Saab premium brands are sold in Korea through GM AutoWorld retailers.