Published on January 14, 2014

Accuride makes sales, marketing changes

(Accuride Corp. photos)
Drew Hofley

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Jan. 14, 2014) — Accuride Corp., a supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, is realigning its sales and marketing organization.

Accuride has appointed Drew Hofley and Chad Monroe to vice president of regional sales and vice president of OEM sales, marketing and business development, respectively, effective immediately.

Mr. Hofley will report directly to Scott Hazlett, senior vice president of operations, who leads the company's Accuride Wheels and Gunite businesses. In his new capacity, Accuride said Mr. Hofley will lead the regional sales team in profitably growing business with regional OEMs, national and regional fleets and warehouse-distributor aftermarket accounts.

Prior to joining the company in July 2012 as director of sales, Southwest region, Mr. Hofley led Booz Allen Hamilton's U.S. Marine Corps business in the Pacific, according to Accuride. His corporate career includes sales and general management leadership roles with manufacturers in Michigan and California. Mr. Hofley recently completed 28 years of active and reserve service with the U.S. Marine Corps as a commissioned officer and aviator. He earned a bachelor's degree in physical science from the U.S. Naval Academy, and a master's degree in aeronautical science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

In addition to Mr. Hofley, Tony Pape, director of aftermarket strategy and sales, will report directly to Mr. Hazlett.

Chad Monroe

Mr. Monroe will report directly to President and CEO Rick Dauch. Accuride said Mr. Monroe will work closely with the senior leadership team to expand business with Accuride's primary OEM customers, both in North America and selectively on a global basis. Previously, Mr. Monroe led Accuride's investor relations and business development functions. He joined Accuride in May 2006 from Ford Motor Co., Accuride said, where he held a range of roles in pricing and financial analysis. He earned his bachelor's degree and MBA from Brigham Young University.

"The changes we are making today position us to support key customers and drive accountability for profitable sales and market share expansion," Mr. Dauch said.

"These changes reflect our commitment to realize the full commercial value of recent capital investments that have greatly improved quality, delivery and lead-time performance here at Accuride."

As a result of Accuride's organizational changes, Chuck Byrnes, the firm's senior vice president of sales and marketing, is leaving the company, Accuride said.

"The Accuride leadership team would like to express its gratitude to Chuck for his contributions to the company's 'Fix and Grow' strategy over the past two and a half years and wish him the very best in his future career," Mr. Dauch said.

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