Chris Paukert
Chris Paukert

Hyundai Motor North America has hired veteran automotive journalist Chris Paukert as senior group manager-product PR, effective Sept. 5.

He will promote Hyundai’s product line-up, new vehicle launches and electrification program.

Paukert spent nearly 20 years in the automotive press, most recently as director of video editorial at

He also was executive editor at both CNET Cars/Roadshow and and editor-in-chief at Winding Road Magazine.

At Hyundai, Paukert will report to Michael Stewart, PR & communications director.

Stewart said Paukert’s unique skillset and experience will help us create new ways to promote Hyundai’s vehicles to media and consumers.

Hyundai’s 830 dealers sold more than 720K vehicles in the US during 2022. Half of them were built at the company’s Alabama factory.