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Kerman Motors Announces New CEO

Kerman Motors Announces New CEOKerman Motors Announces New CEO

Mohammad Reza Shahbakhsh, CEO of Kerman Motors Industrial Holding Group has appointed Saman Firouzi as CEO of Kerman Motors on June 9.

Kerman Motor and its many subsidiaries manufacture several Chinese models, including Chery, JAC and Lifan, which account for 8% of all cars made during the first quarter of the current Iranian year (started March 20).

Before being appointed to this position, Firouzi was CEO of Bam Khodro in Kerman Province. In addition to this new placement, Maziar Shovandi, while keeping his current position as deputy director of Kerman Motors, was also appointed as CEO of Bam Khodro.

Another appointee was Mohammad Reza Mirali-Naqi, former CEO of Kerman Motors, who was also announced as senior advisor to CEO of Kerman Motors and director of its painting facility.

Kerman Motors is the fourth biggest vehicle manufacturer in the country in terms of production capacity. The company produced 5,104 vehicles in the last Iranian year.

In a telephone interview with Financial Tribune, a representative from Bam Khodro said the company is not affiliated with the other company.

Prior to the imposition of sanctions on Iran by the West over its civilian nuclear energy program, South Korean models such as Hyundai's Verna and Avante were also produced at the Kerman plant.