(WTVM) – The Vice President of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. passed away on Friday.
According to Kia Motors public relations, J. Randy Jackson died from natural causes in Seattle while traveling.
The company released a statement on Friday evening, saying:
Jackson was a native of Macon, GA and during his tenure at Kia the company has had three waves of hiring with more than 2,600 team members.
"People are the heart and soul of this company and everyone works together as one system, one team to make every day better than yesterday," Jackson once stated in a press release announcing his latest role for Kia Motors.
Funeral arrangements have not been released.