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Alcoa names new head of wheel and transportation products biz

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Tim Myers has been named president of Alcoa's wheel and transportation products business. Myers ...

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tim Myers has been named president of Alcoa’s wheel and transportation products business. Myers will have responsibility for the company’s forged wheels and aluminum structures. 

Myers is succeeding Kevin Kramer, who has been appointed president of growth initiatives. Myers had been vice-president and general manager of Alcoa’s commercial vehicle wheels division, accountable for Alcoa truck wheel plants worldwide and sub-assembly and logistics sites in North America.

“Tim brings solid experience to his new role. He’s been a member of the Alcoa wheel products team for more than a decade having been involved in commercial and product development as well as sales and management positions. We wish him every success in his new assignment,” said Bill Christopher, Alcoa executive vice-president and president of Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions.

As part of Myers’ tenure with the Alcoa wheels business, he served as director of commercial operations, which involved commercial and product development for Alcoa’s worldwide OEM wheel business. He was named vice-president and general manager commercial vehicle wheels in 2006. 

Before coming to Alcoa, Myers was a product design engineer for Ford Motor Company.  He holds an MBA and undergraduate degree in Engineering-Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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