Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry – announced that its President and CEO Rick Dauch has received the Quality Leader of the Year Award from the Automotive Division of the 80,000-member American Society for Quality (ASQ) at the organization’s 2012 Awards Banquet held in Rochester Hills, Mich. The annual event honors outstanding industry leaders and dedicated volunteers who have made significant contributions to Automotive Quality.
Rick Dauch, Accuride Corp. President & CEO (Photo: Business Wire)The ASQ Automotive Division presents its Quality Leader of the Year Award to a deserving professional who, while not formally in the Quality profession, demonstrates outstanding support for the execution of Quality and improvement systems. After joining Accuride as President and CEO in February 2011, Rick Dauch launched a company-wide initiative to adopt consistent Quality systems and lean manufacturing principles companywide as part of Accuride’s push to deliver more dependable performance for customers. “I’m honored to receive this award on behalf of the three thousand associates who make Quality a reality at Accuride,” said Rick Dauch. “Quality is not free, it’s an investment. Achieving world class operations requires that you invest in the ‘four P’s:’ people, product technology, process technology, and procedures and systems. If you don’t, you’ll spend your money instead on things like scrap, rework, premium freight, and warranty. That’s why I remain a committed, outspoken champion for Quality.” About Accuride Corporation With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the North American 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. About ASQ ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at www.asq.org. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50441097&lang=en