ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – Wayne Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA, was surprised with a letter from President Obama during a special ceremony, here, earlier this month marking the executive’s accomplishments over the last four years before he returns to Seoul, South Korea, for a new role with LG.
At an event with 400-plus New Jersey-based employees to wish him well, the highlight was a surprise visit by Tom Campbell, leading industry technologist, longtime White House technology adviser and corporate director of Video Audio Center, Santa Monica, Calif., who has known Park for years.
He congratulated him and hand-delivered a letter of acknowledgement and congratulations from President Obama. In his remarks, Campbell read the letter and went on to praise LG for its strong contribution to the U.S. economy during Park’s tenure as the head of the company’s U.S. operations, as well as LG’s U.S. technology and public policy leadership and its expansion plans in the United States.
Park is preparing to move to his new role as global sales and marketing officer for LG Electronics in Seoul.
Park’s successor, William Cho, also addressed the crowd, pledging to keep LG’s momentum going in the United States in the years ahead.