Kia Canada Inc. Appoints New Director of Marketing.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. is pleased to announce today the appointment of Robert Staffieri to Director of Marketing.

Mr. Staffieri has been with Kia Canada Inc. for over five years holding a variety of positions of increasing responsibility including Advertising and Incentives Manager, National Sales Manager and most recently National Customer Retention Manager Mr. Staffieri brings to the organization over eighteen years of automotive experience which included finance, sales and marketing experience from another OEM.     

"Robert has been instrumental in impacting Kia Canada's growth over the last five years. He has been able to provide succinct direction and execution in his various roles" said Maria Soklis Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kia Canada Inc. "Robert is well poised to lead Kia Canada in his areas of responsibility into the next wave of significant growth here in Canada."

Mr. Staffieri was instrumental in successfully implementing and overlooking initiatives that specifically heightened Kia Canada's brand loyalty and customer satisfaction. Staffieri pioneered the Kia Certified Pre-Owned Program and earlier this year, the Kia Member Rewards Program. Additionally, Mr. Staffieri was instrumental to developing and executing Kia Canada's National Marketing Campaign - 'Drive Change'.

In his new role, Staffieri will be responsible for all Marketing, Public Relations and Product Planning functions for Kia Canada Inc. 


Kia Canada Inc. ( -- a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte and Sorento through a network of 171 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 140 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia Motors Corporation continues to showcase the company's global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.

SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.

For further information:

Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts:
Jack Sulymka
Public Relations Manager
(O): 905.755.6266
(C): 905.301.6207

Cathy Laroche
PR and Marketing Coordinator
(C): 819.350.3463

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KIA Canada Inc.

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