CHICAGO Accuride Corp.
has named Scott D. Hazlett as senior vice president and general
manager of its Gunite business unit, which makes wheel-end
systems and components, as well as its Accuride Wheels unit
effective Sept. 1.
Hazlett succeeds Kenneth Sparks,
who is retiring from those posts at Gunite and another Accuride
subsidiary, Imperial Group, which manufactures truck body and
chassis components. Greg Kern, vice president of
Accurides Imperial Group, will remain in his role.
"Scott has done an exceptional
job revitalizing our core Wheels business while directing the
launch and commercialization of new aluminum wheel
manufacturing capacity this year," Accuride president and chief
executive officer Rick Dauch said in a statement.
Hazlett must now complete the
manufacturing improvements and consolidation under way at
Gunite, Dauch added.
Hazlett joined Evansville, Ind.-based Accuride, a Tier I
supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, last
October after serving as president and chief executive officer
of Kansas City, Mo.-based agricultural services company