Accuride names Byrnes senior VP/sales and marketing

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Accuride Corp. has appointed Charles M. (Chuck) Byrnes to the post of senior vice president of sales and marketing, where he will lead the company’s strategic global sales and marketing efforts and will drive actions to expand its product and market positions worldwide.

“(Byrnes) has proven industry leadership skills to build customer relationships and loyalty to our brands, as well as the market experience required to prepare Accuride for successful future growth in Europe, Asia and South America,” says Rick Dauch, Accuride president and chief executive officer. “His appointment today is an important step in making our organization more globally experienced and customer-centric.”

Byrnes joined Accuride in June as senior vice president of business development. He previously worked at The Timken Co.