New CEO Of U.S. Auto Parts Unit

- Sep 17, 2019-

DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A Co. Ltd., a Tier I supplier of automotive sealing and fluid handling products, appointed Larry Walker as the president and CEO of its Hwaseung Automotive America Holdings Inc. unit.

Walker comes to HS R&A from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and will be based at the company's new Troy, Mich., location, according to a company news release.

At Fiat Chrysler, Walker most recently was the director of product development, NAFTA purchasing and supplier quality. He was based in Shanghai as senior director of purchasing and supplier quality for the Asia-Pacific region until 2018.

HS R&A operates two plants in the U.S. and two plants in Mexico for its sealing and fluid handling product lines. Its Brazil operations support its commitment to the Americas, it said.

HS R&A, headquartered in Yangsan, South Korea, is part of the Hwaseung Group.