Kia Motors America names Tom F. Smith as director of marketing communications. Smith, who spent 12 years with Toyota Motor Corp. and most recently served as national marketing director for Rolls-Royce and Bentley brands under Volkswagen AG in North America, will be based at Kia’s Irvine, CA, U.S. headquarters. Smith will be responsible for all Kia advertising including mass media and dealer marketing groups. He also will oversee customer relationship marketing, which includes the ...

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