Accuride Corp. has announced making several executive appointments to “strengthen its strategic product development and marketing initiatives.” Paul Clark has been named vp of marketing while Julie Heuser has joined Accuride as product manager for company’s Components Group, and Jasen Drenth has joined Accuride as director of Product management for the company’s Gunite brand.
“I’m very excited for these individuals to join our Marketing team,” said Rick Schomer, Accuride senior vp of marketing & sales. “Paul, Julie, and Jasen bring with them a wealth of sales, marketing, and product development experience. This coupled with their more specific experience in the commercial vehicle industry will allow them to drive further product development to increase the breadth of value-add solutions we offer to both our OEM and aftermarket customers.”
Clark joined Accuride in 2007 as director of distribution and most recently served as the company’s vp & gm of structural products. Prior to joining Accuride, he served as gm of PPI Aerospace Acquisition LLC. Kenneth Sparks, who joined Accuride in 2009, is taking over Clark’s former duties.
Heuser has over 20 years of progressive marketing and sales experience in the OEM, Tier II, Aftermarket, and Heavy-Duty sectors, most recently for Rehau Automotive as a Sales Account Manager.
Drenth, also a 20-year veteran of the commercial vehicle market, most recently served as manager / sales group and regional account manager for Robert Bosch Corp.