Samsung SDI stated Friday that it had not too long ago carried out an executive-level reshuffle to nominate a brand new electric-car battery chief.
Based on the South Korean electrical car battery maker, the reshuffle included main posts — chief monetary officer, head of the medium-to-large-battery division and head of the small-battery division.
Kwon Younger-no, chief of the enterprise administration workplace, has been changed by Kim Jong-sung, who had beforehand labored at Samsung Electronics’ video show division. Kim will aslo take publish as CFO.
The medium-to-large-battery division, which manufactures batteries for electrical automobiles and vitality storage techniques, appointed Park Zin, senior vp of Samsung SDI’s Europe workplace, as the brand new chief to switch Ahn Tae-hyuk.
Kim Yoon-chang, director of the Samsung SDI R&D Middle, who was promoted to govt vp in final yr’s annual reshuffle, will swap posts with Chang Hyuk, govt vp of the corporate’s small-battery division.
Kwon Younger-no and Ahn Tae-hyuk will stay with the corporate as advisers.
“The reshuffle was meant to domesticate next-generation leaders to make the group extra dynamic,” a Samsung SDI official stated.
The reshuffle follows a number of studies of fires involving electrical automobiles loaded with Samsung SDI batteries. Final yr Ford recalled 20,500 Kuga plug-in hybrid electrical automobiles in Europe after seven caught fireplace throughout charging. In the identical yr, BMW determined to recall 26,900 plug-in hybrid electrical automobiles, encompassing virtually all fashions, after plenty of automobiles caught fireplace.
By Kim Byung-wook (firstname.lastname@example.org)