Accuride says Scott Hazlett has been promoted to global wheels business unit president, following his time as operations SVP.

Hazlett will be responsible for integrating the Gianetti Ruote joint venture and leading the global growth of Accuride’s Wheels business

Hazlett previously had served as senior vice president of Operations, leading the operational restructuring and upgrade of the Gunite business, as well as expansion of capacity and capability of Accuride’s steel and aluminium wheel business in North America.

These production and process upgrades were central to Accuride’s turnaround strategy to boost operational performance on key metrics such as quality, delivery and lead-times.