Michael A. (Mike) Hajost joined Accuride Corporation as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2015. He is an Officer of the Company and reports directly to President and CEO Rick Dauch.
Hajost is a highly capable finance executive with more than 20 years of experience in global financing and treasury operations in both public and private-equity environments. He joined Accuride after completing his seven-year tenure leading the Treasury and Investor Relations functions for Carpenter Technology Corp., a $2.3 billion revenue international alloys and engineered products manufacturer located in Reading, Pennsylvania. For Carpenter, Hajost had served as Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations, with global responsibility for treasury, financing and risk management.
Previously, he had served as Vice President, Treasurer for the $10 billion revenue branded foods company JBS Swift & Company of Greeley, Colo., establishing a stand-alone Treasury function for the Con-Agra spin-off. He began his corporate career with Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hajost’s corporate career was preceded by his five years of service as an officer in the U.S. Army. His assignments included duty as a Captain and Personnel Officer for a 1,000-member multi-national engineer unit stationed in South Korea.
Hajost is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He subsequently earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.