Hyundai Motor reinstates former R&D president

SEOUL Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:55am EST

The logo of Hyundai Motor is seen on the steering wheel of a car at a Hyundai dealership in Seoul April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The logo of Hyundai Motor is seen on the steering wheel of a car at a Hyundai dealership in Seoul April 25, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) said on Monday that the South Korean automaker reinstated former research and development president, Kwon Moon-sik, just three months after he had quit over a string of quality problems.

Hyundai Motor also said Oh Suk-geun, head of its design center, resigned for "personal reasons" and exterior design chief Lee Byung-seob was appointed to take over Oh's position.

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Matt Driskill)