Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries – today announced that its President and CEO Rick Dauch will participate in the panel discussion, “Restructuring the Supplier Network: From the Inside and Out” during the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars, 8:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Traverse City, Mich. During the session, Dauch will share lessons learned leading effective supplier restructuring initiatives during his more than two decades in the global light-vehicle and commercial-vehicle industries.
Dauch will participate in the Thursday morning panel that will be led by Dave Andrea, Executive Vice President of Research for the Center for Automotive Research, and include co-panelists Matthew T. Stover, Equity Research Analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group, and Mark Wakefield, Managing Director of AlixPartners.
About Rick Dauch
Rick Dauch has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Accuride Corporation since joining the Company in February 2011. He has led a transformational restructuring of the company’s production and processes that has resulted in world-class levels of operating performance and efficiency. Prior to joining Accuride, Dauch served as President and CEO of global fastening solutions supplier Acument Global Technologies. He joined Acument following a 13-year tenure with global automotive supplier American Axle and Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM) that included serving as AAM’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing. Dauch’s corporate career was preceded by service as an officer in the U.S. Army upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dauch also earned dual Master of Science degrees in Management and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a member of the board of directors of Spartan Motors, Inc., Koch Enterprises, Inc., and the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA). He also serves as a member of the HDMA Heavy Duty Business Forum and is a board member and past president of the Army Football Club.
About The Center for Automotive Research
The Center for Automotive Research is a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its mission is to conduct research on significant issues related to the future direction of the global automotive industry, organize and conduct forums of value to the automotive community and foster industry relationships. For more information, visit the CAR website: www.cargroup.org.
About Accuride Corporation
With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries. The company’s products include commercial vehicle and motorcycle wheels; wheel-end components and assemblies; and specialty cast-iron components for a range of agricultural, construction and mining, and oil and gas equipment applications. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End SolutionsTM, Gunite®, Gianetti RuoteTM and BrillionTM. Accuride’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACW. For more information, visit the Company’s website at http://www.accuridecorp.com.