Accuride consolidates business units

John G Smith

EVANSVILLE, IN – Accuride is consolidating its wheel end components businesses that include the stand-alone Gunite unit, and KIC business acquired in May 2017. Collectively they will now be known as Accuride Wheel End Solutions, although the KIC and Gunite brands will remain.

John A. Schneider, who joined Accuride as president of KIC, will serve as president of Accuride Wheel End Solutions.

Globally, commercial vehicle wheel units have also been reorganized as 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 of 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 Chief Executive Officer 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,” Dauch said. 

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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