Hyundai adds security officers to its Washington office

Hyundai Motor North America expands its Washington security office and appoints industry veteran Steve Gehring as the new executive director for North American safety regulations and policies.

He will oversee the automaker’s vehicle security strategy in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and will work with NHTSA, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other security and interest groups, Hyundai said in one Press release. His hiring was effective on Monday and he reports to Brian Latouf, chief safety officer of Hyundai Motor North America.

“Regulatory and security issues are complex, so we’re lucky enough to add Steve to our team to provide guidance and expertise in these areas,” said Latouf in the press release. “The safety of our customers is paramount. With three decades of experience and proven skills in vehicle policy and regulation, we are confident that Hyundai will continue to be a leader in transportation safety.”

Gehring most recently worked at the Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, where he worked on political and regulatory positions on safety and autonomous vehicles. Previously, he was General Motors’ Director of Safety Public Policy in Washington.

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