October 27, 2017 4:00 PM, EDT

Accuride Reorganizes Business Units to Support Expansion


Accuride Corp. announced it has realigned its organizational structure and made key appointments among its executive leadership team to support the company’s continued expansion as a supplier of wheels and wheel end solutions to the global commercial vehicle industry.

Accuride is consolidating its wheel end components businesses — the previously stand-alone Gunite unit and the KIC business it acquired in May 2017 — into a single new business unit called Accuride Wheel End Solutions.

John Schneider, who joined Accuride as president of KIC, has been appointed president of Accuride Wheel End Solutions.

In addition, Evansville, Ind.-based Accuride has reorganized into two separate, coordinated business units for commercial vehicle wheels: Accuride Wheels North America and Accuride Wheels Europe and Asia.

Gregory Risch, previously president of Accuride’s Gunite business unit, has been appointed president, Accuride Wheels North America.

Scott Hazlett, previously president, Wheels division, now serves as president, Accuride Wheels Europe and Asia.

Risch, Hazlett and Schneider report directly to Accuride CEO Rick Dauch.

“These organizational changes and appointments better align our team to efficiently lead and operate Accuride following our acquisition of KIC, while supporting our continued global expansion initiatives, including completion of our pending acquisition of Mefro Wheels GmbH, which is now undergoing routine merger clearance review with appropriate authorities,” Dauch said. — Transport Topics