LG Electronics named company veteran Teddy Hwang president of LG Electronics USA. Hwang takes over the position from Michael Ahn, president and CEO of LG Electronics North America. Hwang will oversee the divisional operational activities, while Ahn will focus on strategic direction.
Since 2006, Hwang has been executive vice president in charge of global sales for the LG Electronics Digital Appliance (DA) business. Previously, he was president of the DA Brand Division of LGEUS since 2004, and president of the LGEUS DA OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) division from 1999 to 2004.
Reporting to Hwang will be the U.S. Consumer Electronics Brand Division President KI Kwon and U.S. Digital Appliance Brand Division President John Herrington, as well as divisional administrative functions, such as sales administration, product marketing, and customer support.