Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry – today announced it has appointed two new members of its Quality and Supply Chain teams who are responsible for ensuring Accuride provides reliable product quality and dependable delivery performance for its customers. Jd Marhevko has joined Accuride as Vice President, Quality, reporting to David Adams, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, and brings more than 25 years of Quality experience to her new role. She is responsible for developing and implementing total quality systems and procedures for all Accuride business units that comply with TS, ISO/QS and customer requirements, and will work with her team to build the technical resources and skills needed to support Quality at Accuride. Marhevko joined Accuride from Global Productivity Solutions, a Lean Six Sigma Consulting firm, where she recently helped a Fortune 50 company develop its quality strategy. Prior to that, she spent six years as the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Process Excellence for the Test & Measurement unit of SPX, a diversified industrial company. She also held earlier operations management roles with Eaton, Cincinnati Milacron and Robert Bosch. An American Society of Quality (ASQ) Fellow, Marhevko holds multiple ASQ certifications, including Certified Quality Manager, Quality Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. She earned her master’s degree in Manufacturing Plant Management from Central Michigan University and bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University. Accuride also announced that Gerald Merhar has joined the company as Manager, Supplier Quality & Development, reporting to Mary Blair, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management. With more than 15 years of experience in Quality and Supply Chain, Merhar will establish Supplier Quality & Development processes aimed at improving performance across Accuride’s global supply chain. He is responsible for establishing Accuride’s Supplier Quality and Development processes, including a Supplier Scorecard; establishing Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) and Customer Incident due to Vendor (CIV) reporting systems; and ensuring that Accuride’s suppliers comply with customer and Accuride quality standards.
Merhar joined Accuride from UCI’s FRAM Group in Chicago, where he had recently served as Supplier Quality & Development Engineering Manager and led its global SQ&D team. He has prior Supplier Quality, Maintenance and Engineering experience at Honeywell and Wheland Foundry. Merhar earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and is pursuing an MBA from Regis University. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch commented, “Both of today’s appointments demonstrate Accuride’s commitment to meet and exceed our customers’ quality and delivery standards. By adding Jd and Gerald to our team, we have significantly strengthened the leadership of Accuride’s corporate Quality function and initiated greater rigor and consistency in our Supplier Quality & Development processes.” About Accuride Corporation With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry. The company’s products include commercial vehicle wheels, wheel-end components and assemblies, truck body and chassis parts, and other commercial vehicle components. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride ®, Gunite ®, Imperial TM and Brillion TM. 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.