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Charlie Johnpeter '75 Named North Central Regional Director of Mitsubishi Motors North America

September 13, 2004

mitsubishi_logo.gifSeptember 13, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Charles A. Johnpeter Jr., a 1975 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed regional director, North Central Region, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA). Johnpeter comes from Hyundai Motor America where he served as vice president of Hyundai's Central Region.

"We're thrilled to have Charlie on the team," said Michael Tocci, MMNA's senior vice president of sales, fleet and distribution. "He will be a tremendous asset to Mitsubishi Motors North America and to our sales efforts in the North Central Region."

"I am very confident in the senior management at Mitsubishi Motors North America, and look forward to joining a great team. I know the Midwest market and many of its dealers well, and I'm ready to be part of Mitsubishi's turnaround there," said Johnpeter.

Johnpeter comes to Mitsubishi from Hyundai Motor America, where he served as vice president of Hyundai's Central Region. He began his career with Hyundai in 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia, as market representation manager, then moved to Hyundai's Central Region where he served as regional sales manager, general manager, and eventually vice president. During his tenure there, sales grew from 15,000 vehicles to 71,900 vehicles for the 140 dealers making up the region.Prior to joining Hyundai, Johnpeter worked for nine years at Ford Motor Company in the sales area. A story on Yahoo! Finance company states, "He is a graduate of DePauw University in Indiana, and earned a master's degree in international business from American Graduate School of International Management."

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., is responsible for all manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, research and development operations of the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit the company online by clicking here.

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