Alcoa combines wheel products, auto, truck business

CLEVELAND, Ohio. — Alcoa has combined its Wheel Products business with its Auto and Truck Structures business to form a new business unit, called Wheel and Transportation Products.

The change was made “to capture adjacent growth opportunities and strengthen Alcoa’s overall ground transportation portfolio,” according to a statement. The company also said that effective immediately Kevin B. Kramer, currently President of Alcoa Wheel Products, will become president of the new division.

The new business unit will serve the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum wheels, aluminum space frames, specialized vacuum die cast products, niche products such as Dura-Bright and Dura-Flange wheels and M-Series medium truck wheel, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets.

The unit will consist of three divisions: Transportation Products (formerly Auto and Truck Structure), Commercial Vehicle Wheels, and Automotive Wheels.

Scott Kerns has been named VP and general manager, Transportation Products. He has been global VP of Marketing for Alcoa Wheel Products. The Commercial Vehicle Wheel Division will continue to be led by VP and general manager Tim Myers.

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