Photo: Accuride

Photo: Accuride

Accuride Corporation has realigned its organizational structure and made key appointments for its executive leadership team to support the company’s expansion as a global supplier of wheels and wheel end solutions.

Accuride is consolidating its Gunite and KIC business entities into a single new business unit called 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 Accuride Wheel End Solutions will continue to be marketed under the KIC and Gunite brands.

Additionally, 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 the 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.

“These organizational changes and appointments better align our team to efficiently lead and operate Accuride following our acquisition of KIC, while supporting our continued global expansion initiatives, including completion of our pending acquisition of Mefro Wheels GmbH, which is now undergoing routine merger clearance review with appropriate authorities,” said Dauch.