Accuride Announces Changes in Sales & Marketing Organization
January 14, 2014
Accuride Corp. announced that it is realigning its Sales & Marketing organization as part of the continued streamlining of the company’s management and cost structure.
The realignment creates greater P&L accountability for its Accuride Wheels and Gunite business units and supports continued executive-level engagement with the company’s key customers. As part of the streamlining, Accuride has appointed Drew Hofley and Chad Monroe to new leadership roles in its Sales & Marketing function, effective immediately.
Drew Hofley, Vice President - Regional Sales
Drew Hofley is promoted to vice President - regional Sales, and will report directly to Scott Hazlett, senior vice president - operations, who leads the company’s Accuride Wheels and Gunite businesses.
In his new capacity, Hofley will lead the regional sales team in profitably growing business with regional OEMs, National and Regional fleets and Warehouse-Distributor aftermarket accounts. Prior to joining Accuride in July 2012 as director - sales, Southwest Region, Hofley led Booz Allen Hamilton’s U.S. Marine Corps business in the Pacific.
His corporate career includes sales and general management leadership roles with manufacturers in Michigan and California. Hofley recently completed 28 years of active and reserve service with the U.S. Marine Corps as a Commissioned Officer and Aviator.
In addition to Hofley, Tony Pape, Director - Aftermarket Strategy & Sales, will report directly to Hazlett. These reporting changes provide Hazlett with greater P&L responsibility for Wheels and Gunite, including the achievement of targeted sales and market share expansion objectives for these businesses.
Chad Monroe, Vice President- OEM Sales, Marketing and Business Development
Chad Monroe is promoted to vice president - OEM sales, marketing and business development, reporting directly to President & CEO Rick Dauch. Monroe will work closely with the senior leadership team to expand business with Accuride’s primary OEM customers, both in North America and selectively on a global basis.
Previously, Monroe led Accuride’s investor relations and business development functions. He joined Accuride in May 2006 from Ford Motor Co., where he held a range of roles in pricing and financial analysis.
As a result of Accuride’s organizational changes, Chuck Byrnes, Accuride senior vice president of sales & marketing, is leaving the company.