Doosan Infracore Europe (DIEU) has announced that Chris (Kwanhee) Jeong has taken the position of chief executive officer, effective from July 1. He takes over from Charlie Park, who held the role from 2017 to 2021, and has now returned to work for Doosan in South Korea.
Mr Jeong joined Doosan in July 2006 as a senior corporate strategy manager. During his career he is said to have made a significant contribution to the Doosan Infracore business by leading strategic activities across various markets.
Prior to taking the role of chief executive officer, Mr Jeong was vice president and head of sales, marketing & device planning for emerging markets, where he managed revenue and profit growth and working capital by overseeing marketing demand planning teams across the world.
He had previously spent time with Doosan in Europe from 2009 to 2013, heading up EMEA regional strategies and leading long and short term strategies and annual planning. He has also held the role of head of EMEA product manager for the excavator business unit.
Mr Jeong commented: “I am delighted to be taking on the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of Doosan Infracore Europe and to contribute to the great performance the company has recently been showing, mainly thanks to the continuous support and dedication of the Doosan dealer network and the company’s highly dedicated and professional workforce in Europe.
“We have very competent partners and a great team here, which I am excited to build upon as we continue to develop and implement our plans. Such plans include upgrading the product range through the launch of Stage V machines, continuously enhancing channel competencies to deal with customers’ needs at the endpoint and executing on our strategies to retain sustainable financial stability both for our valuable partners and DIEU. I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to power Doosan Infracore forward as a leading construction equipment manufacturer.”