Hong is COO of the HL Mando’s Aftermarket North America with over 25 years of experience in the aftermarket
Sacramento, Calif.—Sun Hong of Mando has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council. Hong is the Chief Operating Officer of the HL Mando’s Aftermarket North America with over 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket.
“We are pleased to have Sun join our leadership team and contribute to our discussions of current and future industry issues,” said Young Suhr, Jr., chair of the board of directors. “We look forward to his participation and contributions which will assist the association in achieving its goals as an effective and valuable automotive aftermarket industry organization.”
In his current role, Hong is responsible for the overall business strategy of HL Mando’s Aftermarket North America. He began his automotive aftermarket career in 1994 with HL Mando. After 6 years with increasing responsibilities with HL Mando, he moved to AMPAC where his spent next 9 years as Sales, Purchasing and Product Development Manager. In 2010, he joined TYC (Genera) as Product Category Manager to eventually manage TYC’s Catalog, Pricing and some of TYC’s product categories. In 2019, Hong returned back to lead the HL Mando’s Aftermarket North America team.
CAWA is an automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, retailers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and program groups. The Association provides educational, legislative and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry.