Hankook Hires General Counsel, PR Manager - Tire Review Magazine

Hankook Hires General Counsel, PR Manager

Hankook Tire America Corp. is welcoming two new hires to the company’s corporate strategy team.

Hankook Tire America Corp. is welcoming two new hires to the company’s corporate strategy team. Justin Shellaway has been named the company’s new general counsel and Wes Boling has been named public relations manager.

“These hires represent another step forward in Hankook Tire’s growth,” said Hankook Tire America vice president of corporate strategy Jae Woo Kim. “Justin and Wes will help us strengthen our mission to craft superior tires using Korean expertise and American innovation.”

As Hankook’s new general counsel, Shellaway will serve as the in-house attorney in charge of managing all legal matters involving the company.

Shellaway has experience with regulatory compliance and litigation in the private sector and federal government. Prior to joining Hankook, he served as a branch chief for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, supervising a team of attorneys investigating market manipulation in the agency’s Office of Enforcement. Shellaway graduated from Yale Law School and The University of Pennsylvania.

As Hankook’s public relations manager, Boling will oversee all public relations and internal communications initiatives for Hankook’s American headquarters in Nashville. He will also serve as the company’s U.S. spokesperson and will manage publicity related to Hankook’s new tire production facility in Clarksville, Tenn.

Boling brings 10 years of strategic communications experience to Hankook. Prior to joining the tiremaker, he held a senior account management role at Mary Beth West Communications. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee, and he earned an MBA with a marketing concentration from Belmont University’s Massey Graduate School of Business.

Both Boling and Shellaway will be based at Hankook Tire America Corp’s Nashville headquarters.

You May Also Like

Tire Discounters Acquires The Tire Barn

Tire Discounters said it has acquired several businesses throughout Georgia over the last two years.


Tire Discounters has expanded its Georgia footprint metro with a new location in Gainesville following the acquisition of The Tire Barn. This new store will increase the overall presence in Georgia to 22 locations.

“The Atlanta metro area is important for us as we continue to grow our business, in part to the growing number of vehicles on the road each year,” said Jamie Ward, president and CEO of Tire Discounters. “The Tire Barn and the Roper family are a staple of the Gainesville community and we will continue their focus on earning the community’s business and trust.”

Myers Tire Supply Introduces MTS Xpress

Myers Tire Supply says it launched MTS Xpress to streamline inventory management for customers.

Wix Filters Announces National FFA Scholarship Winners

Wix awarded $8,000 to six FFA scholarship winners nationwide.

The Sterling Group Introduces New Tire and Service Platform

The Sterling Group says it launched Premier Tire & Service for “one-stop tire and auto service solutions.”

GRI Appoints New Regional Directors in Europe, South America

GRI welcomes Giorgio Gramegna and Simon Michael as regional directors for Europe, MEA and South America.


Other Posts

Monro Reports Q4 Sales Dip, but Says Margins are Strong

Monro’s fiscal year 2023 net income decreased compared to the prior year.

financial results
Michelin Announces $100M Investment in Kansas Ag Tire Plant

Michelin says its multi-million dollar investment will increase the output of Camso agricultural rubber tracks to respond to “market evolution.”

Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service Opens New Akron Location

The Montrose location marks the Flynn Tire Group’s 27th retail location.

Flynns Tire Montrose
TBC to Divest Tire Kingdom and NTB Locations to Mavis

The 595 NTB and Tire Kingdom stores Mavis is acquiring are in Florida and Texas, as well as other states in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South.