Mission & History

The Association of Korean-American Professionals in the Automotive Industry”a.k.a KPAI, was established in 1979 as a social group by a small group of Korean-American professionals in Southeastern Michigan, Since then, it has evolved into one of the nation’s largest professional organization for Korean-Americans in the fields of multi-disciplinary engineering, design, business, and marketing.

With hundreds of members throughout Southeast Michigan and Korea, KPAI unites and enriches automotive professionals in related technical and business fields, thereby enabling positive contributions to the Korean, U.S., and global automotive industry. In 2008, KPAI initiated a new scholarship program and registered as a non-profit organization with the State of Michigan.