Samsung has appointed Jeremy Lee as president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Home Appliances America in Newberry.
Lee has been with Samsung for almost 30 years, according to a news release. Before joining SEHA, he served as president and CEO of Samsung Electronics in Hungary for two years.
Headquartered in Newberry, S.C., SEHA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeremy Lee as SEHA’s new President and CEO,” said Thomas Komaromi, General Counsel at SEHA. “Lee’s extensive knowledge of the Samsung brand and decades of experience will help us usher in a new era. We look forward to the next chapter of innovation under Lee’s leadership.”
The Newberry facility is the company’s first U.S.-based home appliance manufacturing facility. The plant directly supports more than 1,400 jobs in the region, has produced more than five million washing machines, according to the release.
“What the SEHA team has accomplished in South Carolina is remarkable and I’m honored to step into this role,” Lee said in the release. “I look forward to building on the legacy of excellence established by SEHA leadership and harnessing the potential of this great team.”