Accuride announces sales organization appointments

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Accuride Corp. announced that John Younger has joined the company as its director of aftermarket sales and that Tony Pape has accepted the position of vice president of national accounts.

“I am extremely pleased to have Tony accept this critical new sales position and to have
John join Accuride and lead our aftermarket team,” says Rick Schomer, Accuride’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “The talent, depth of experience and credentials of John and Tony will allow them to pave the way to further strengthen our existing customer relationships as well as creating opportunity to build new relationships in both the aftermarket and OEM sectors.”

With more than 30 years of extensive industry experience in sales, marketing and operations, Younger most recently served as national sales manager for Webb Wheel Products. He previously held a range of related positions with Carlisle Corp., ArvinMeritor and Euclid.

Pape, who has 23 years of marketing and sales experience in the commercial vehicle industry, joined Accuride in 2005 as vice president of aftermarket sales and most recently served as the company’s vice president of marketing. Prior to joining Accuride, he spent more than 14 years with ArvinMeritor in various marketing, sales and finance positions.