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Accuride Corp. announces new Gunite Corp. VP, GM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Accuride Corporation has announced that Dr. Omar Fakhoury has been appointed to vice president ...


EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride Corporation has announced that Dr. Omar Fakhoury has been appointed to vice president and general manager of Gunite Corporation.

Gunite, a subsidiary of Accuride Corporation, is a supplier of wheel-end systems and components for the heavy- and medium-duty truck market.

Since joining Gunite in 1995, company officials say Fakhoury has served in various engineering capacities where he has been instrumental in the reduction of design time, implementation of new technology and the development of new product.

“In his new role, Omar is responsible for optimizing customer satisfaction and operational productivity by driving continual improvement throughout Gunite,” said Bob Nida, Accuride’s senior vice president, operations.

Fakhoury has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Northrop University, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.


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