It was announced this week that Kia Canada has a new vice president and chief operating officer.

Chosen for the role is Ted Lancaster, who brings with him more than 20 years of automotive industry experience. The new VP will be responsible for both the daily and strategic operations of the sales, marketing, after sales and legal departments.

The announcement was made by M.K. Kim, president and chief executive officer of Kia Canada. 

"I am looking forward to the next challenge of my career here at Kia Canada," said Lancaster, "Working collaboratively with our network of dealers and Kia Canada employees is a top priority in order to continue driving our mutual success."

Prior to joining Kia Canada, Lancaster held the role of VP of field sales and sales operations for Nissan Canada.

"We are elated with today's news and are looking forward to the future with Ted leading in his new role" said Kim. "Ted holds exceptional leadership skills, sound business judgement and integrity, and will certainly influence the operations of the company towards continued success."