ARLINGTON, VA—The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, which represents the interests of overseas automotive companies in the U.S., has named Kim Custer director of communications. Custer will help the organization reach policy makers, industry executives, and consumers with information about the views of member companies on issues important to the motor vehicle industry.
“Our members are at the forefront of the American automotive industry and the economy, and Kim’s experience will help us communicate that success,” says Michael Stanton, president and chief executive officer of AIAM.
Prior to joining AIAM, Custer worked with Nanjing Auto Corporation where he implemented a media relations and public affairs plan to support the upcoming re-launch of the MG brand in Europe. For more than 15 years, Custer was in charge of communications for two AIAM members: Kia Motors America and Mitsubishi Motors.
AIAM represents 14 companies, which between them have invested more than $35.5 billion in new factories and created more than 92,500 new jobs over the past two decades. They account for 40 percent of all passenger cars and light trucks sold annually in the United States.