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.