MISSION VIEJO, CA — Former Activant Automotive Group executive Hoon Chung has been named president and CEO of DST Inc. Company founder Ray Stover was named chairman and vice president of business development.
Stover said the entire DST family is energized by the appointment of Chung as president and CEO. “Hoon exemplifies the growing trend in the aftermarket to recruit the best of the best in supply chain management expertise to chart the course for an industry in vital need of next generation solutions,” said Stover. “DST stands at the forefront of that challenge and Hoon’s customer-focused leadership will immeasurably contribute to our real passion: delivering value to our select customers.”
Chung has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management and technology deployment services. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general manager of Activant’s Automotive Group. Prior to that, he was the COO of Adexa, Inc., which delivers intelligent enterprise business planning and performance management solutions that link strategic, tactical and operational aspects in optimizing enterprise-wide supply chain planning and synchronization.
Prior to his tenure at Adexa, Chung served as a senior vice president of global professional services with Numetrix, Inc., and was instrumental in deployment of implementation services resources to assist Fortune 100 consumer package goods companies in rolling out their supply chain management solutions globally. In addition, he has held manufacturing and distribution related positions at a number of Fortune 500 companies including Haagen-Dazs, Lever Brothers and the Quaker Oats Co.
Commenting on his appointment, Chung noted that best-of-breed solutions and technology continue to play a significant role in creating and a maintaining competitive advantage in managing significant challenges in complex distribution environments.
“All tiers of the automotive aftermarket have an extraordinary opportunity to improve performance and profitability and stake a claim on their futures,” said Chung. “Through flawless execution and relentless focus on customer successes, DST will become an industry beacon of customer-centric operations in delivering affordable yet proven supply chain management and execution systems to improve and enhance the bottom-line performance of our customers. We can learn from the experiences of giants of other industries. We can be smart about how we tap into the power of new technologies to gain tangible and measurable operating results while simultaneously improving the internal value network management capabilities of enterprises to deal much more effectively with visibility, variability and velocity challenges.”