Kia Canada Inc. Appoints New Public Relations Manager

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Maxime Surette as Public Relations Manager.

Mr. Surette brings to the organization a wealth of automotive experience. Since joining Kia Canada in 2007, Maxime has demonstrated a high level of commitment and passion to the Kia brand. This commitment has allowed Maxime to contribute holistically to various teams within Kia Canada, including Marketing, Product Planning and more recently as Brand Strategy Supervisor.

"Over the past six years Maxime has demonstrated a profound passion for the Kia brand and we could not be more thrilled to have him join the Public Relations department," said Robert Staffieri, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Kia Canada Inc. "His well-rounded knowledge circling both automotive products as well as the industry will serve him well in his new role."

In his new role, Mr. Surette will be responsible for all day-to-day Public Relations functions for Kia Canada Inc., including ongoing media relations.

Mr. Surette will report directly to Jack Sulymka, National Public Relations and Corporate Partnerships Manager, Kia Canada Inc., and will be based out of Kia Canada's Mississauga office.

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 181 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 159 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia's brand slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.

For further information:

Jack Sulymka
National PR and Corporate Partnerships Manager 
Kia Canada Inc.

T: 905.755.6266
C: 905.301.6207
E: jsulymka@kia.ca

Daniel Ponzini
Public Relations and Events Coordinator
Kia Canada Inc.

T: 905.755.6415
C: 647.462.8986
E: dponzini@kia.ca