March 14, 2013
Accuride Wednesday announced the appointment of Tony Pape to the newly expanded role of Director, Aftermarket Strategy & Sales.
Pape, who joined Accuride in 2005 in an aftermarket leadership role and held subsequent positions in sales and marketing, is based at Accuride’s Evansville headquarters.
“In addition to the investments we have made to improve performance for the Aftermarket, Accuride has refined our Sales and Marketing efforts to reflect the importance of our Aftermarket customers to the Company’s near-term success and long-term business strategy,” said Chuck Byrnes, Accuride Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
In his newly expanded role, Pape will ensure that Accuride Wheel End Solutions’ Aftermarket policies and pricing strategies are consistent. He will review all distribution additions, cancellations and other changes maximize opportunities for growth and strengthened customer relationships. Pape also will serve as Accuride’s point person for its Distributor Advisory Council (DAC), as well as lead Accuride’s Aftermarket customer and industry events.
Pape will maintain day-to-day account management responsibility for the key national accounts he previously managed, and continue to provide overall account leadership for Aftermarket customers targeted for significant growth.
Pape has more than 25 years of industry sales and marketing experience, having previously spent more than 14 years with Meritor in various marketing, sales, and finance roles.