Accuride Corporation announced Friday the realignment its organizational structure and appointments to its executive leadership team.
Accuride will consolidating its Gunite unit and the KIC business it acquired in May 2017 into a single new business unit, Accuride Wheel End Solutions. John A. Schneider, who joined Accuride as President of KIC, has been appointed to serve as President of Accuride Wheel End Solutions. The products and technologies of this new business unit will continue to be marketed under the KIC and Gunite brands.
In addition, Accuride has reorganized into two separate, coordinated business units for commercial vehicle wheels: Accuride Wheels North America and Accuride Wheels Europe and Asia. Gregory A. Risch, previously President of Accuride’s Gunite business unit, has been appointed President, Accuride Wheels North America. Scott D. Hazlett, previously President, Wheels, now serves as President, Accuride Wheels Europe and Asia. Risch, Hazlett and Schneider report directly to Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch.
Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch says the organizational changes and appointments better align the company to efficiently lead and operate Accuride following its acquisition of KIC, while supporting a continued global expansion initiatives, including completion of a pending acquisition of Mefro Wheels GmbH.