Accuride Corporation Appoints Mary E. Blair Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Managementby Press Release on 2011-10-25 01:07:51
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Oct 24, 2011 (Global Logistics Media) -- Accuride Corporation, a leading supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that it has appointed Mary E. Blair as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, effective immediately. In this capacity, she will report directly to Rick Dauch, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Blair will be responsible for Accuride's global activities in the areas of strategic sourcing, logistics, supplier quality and development, and inventory control and planning.
"Based on Mary's successful leadership of transforming initiatives in procurement, logistics, and supplier development, we are confident that she will make an immediate and lasting impact on Accuride's supply chain and logistics performance," said Rick Dauch. "Her history of building effective teams will support the creation of a strengthened supply chain that meets our customers' requirements, while applying her success in generating savings for transportation industry leaders will enable us to stem inflationary pressures and improve our margins, quality and competitiveness. Over the next several months, she and her team will fully leverage our global raw and indirect material buy in negotiating 2012 supply agreements."
Blair joins Accuride from UCI International, a leading producer of filtration, engine management, fuel pump, and water pump systems for the transportation market. Since 2008, she had served as Vice President and was responsible for leading Supply Chain for UCI's four business units. In that role, she led strategic supply base development, inventory reduction, logistic optimization, and supplier quality and development processes tailored to delivering savings combined with improved quality and delivery performance.
Prior to UCI, Blair was Director, Global Sourcing for International Truck and Engine, the operating company of Navistar International, a leading producer of heavy- and medium-duty trucks, severe service vehicles and engines. Earlier, she held leadership roles in the global supply chain organizations of General Motors North America Operations and Delphi Interior and Lighting Systems.
Blair earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University and Master of Science degree in Business from Central Michigan University. She currently is pursuing a Global Leadership Doctorate from Capella University.
About Accuride Corporation
With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., 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(R), Gunite(R), 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 .