Randy Parker

by Justin Cates
Randy Parker
Chief Executive Officer
Hyundai Motor America

Randy Parker is the Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Motor America.

In this role, Parker is responsible for Hyundai’s commercial automotive operations in the United States. Parker is one of the first African Americans to be CEO of a major automotive company regional market.

In May 2019, Parker joined Hyundai Motor America as the Vice President of National Sales and was promoted to Senior Vice President in February 2021. During his tenure as the head of sales, Hyundai became one of the fastest growing mainstream brands in the U.S., setting an all-time retail sales record in 2021 and growing retail market share 31% since 2020.

Prior to joining Hyundai, Parker had more than three decades of automotive industry experience and leadership roles at both Nissan and General Motors. He served as division Vice President, Global Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) Sales and Marketing at Nissan Motor Company.

In 2021, Parker was named to the Automotive News All-Star list and was also recognized by the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2022 in their prestigious list of industry influencers.

Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University.

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