Merrick Murphy has been named president of the Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products business, effective immediately, the company announced.
Murphy will report to Tim Myers, who recently assumed the role of group president of Alcoa Transportation and Construction Solutions. He has been with AWTP for 16 years, most recently serving as the vice president and general manager for Alcoa’s commercial vehicle wheel business in the Asia Pacific region.
“Merrick’s laser focus on customers, innovation, growth and talent make him the ideal person to lead AWTP,” said Myers. “From sales to operations, he has served in nearly every part of the Wheels business, playing an integral role in its success over the years.”
In the past he served in a vice president and general manager role for the Americas. He oversaw the regional operations, sales, distribution and growth agenda for the markets he served in.
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, serving the commercial transportation market, producing forged-aluminum wheels for several applications.