The Accuride Corporation has a new President and CEO. Richard Dauch has been appointed to the company’s highest position, succeeding Interim President Bill Lasky.
“Accuride is a financially solid company with market leading brands, a loyal customer base, and a strong foundation of world-class product and process technology,” says Dauch. “I am excited to join the Accuride team and look forward to developing and executing a plan to selectively and profitably grow the company.”
Lasky took over as Accuride’s interim president in Sept. 2008, and will continue to serve as chairman of the board.
“I have enjoyed serving as interim president and CEO and working closely with Accuride’s strong management team throughout this very challenging economic cycle,” Lasky says. “I am equally looking forward to supporting Rick and the Company as I continue in my role as Chairman.
“Rick brings us extensive experience leading complex, global businesses, an in-depth understanding of manufacturing and supply chain systems, and proven leadership skills. These make him highly qualified to lead Accuride into the upturn in the commercial vehicle industry, successfully taking us to the next level of performance and delivering exceptional results for all of our stakeholders.”
Dauch joins Accuride from Michigan-based Acument Global Technologies, a mechanical fastening systems company where he served as president and CEO since June 2008. Dauch also worked for American Axle & Manufacturing and United Technologies Carrier Division.