LG’s Thomas Yoon
By Alan Wolf, YSN
Thirty-year LG veteran and former U.S. appliance chief Thomas Yoon has been appointed President/CEO of LG Electronics North America and LG Electronics USA.
His promotion, from Executive Vice President and Head of Overseas Sales & Marketing, becomes effective Jan. 1, and will make him the company’s most senior executive in the Western Hemisphere.
In his new role, Yoon will oversee LG Electronics’ home appliances, home entertainment products and mobile communications business units in the U.S. and Canada, and will also be responsible for commercial displays, HVAC solutions and solar products, plus related service and support activities.
He succeeds William Cho, who had held the post since 2014 and has been promoted to Global Chief Strategy Officer, LG said.
Yoon’s promotion marks his return to the U.S. from LG’s global headquarters in South Korea following a stint as Senior Vice President and Head of Home Appliances & Air Solutions for LG North America and President of LG USA Home Appliances from 2017 through 2018. Before that he was President of LG Canada for three years and President of LG Argentina for four years.
Yoon joined LG in 1991 and went on to hold multiple key roles across the company’s worldwide network, including marketing, sales and operations management positions in the U.S., Europe and Asia, the manufacturer said.