Scott Hazlett has served Accuride Corporation as President, Wheels, since November 16, 2015, with responsibility for growing Accuride’s Wheels business on a global basis. He leads all Accuride Wheels operations in North America and Europe, including the Italian wheel manufacturer Gianetti Ruote S.r.l., in which Accuride acquired a majority stake in November 2015.
Hazlett previously served as Senior Vice President/Operations since September 2012. In that capacity, Hazlett was responsible for steel and aluminum wheel and wheel-end manufacturing and product management; matrix accountability for deployment of all product development activities; and process engineering initiatives across all Accuride Wheels and Gunite manufacturing facilities. Hazlett joined the company in September 2011 as Senior Vice President, Accuride Wheels.
Hazlett is an accomplished senior executive with an excellent record of building, integrating and revitalizing a variety of business enterprises. He has broad-based and global industrial business management experience with demonstrated success in highly complex, challenging change environments. An inspirational leader, Hazlett has proven expertise in building and aligning effective management teams and creating efficient, high-performance organizations.
Prior to joining Accuride, Hazlett was President and CEO of Kansas City-based MachineryLink, Inc., an early-stage agricultural services platform. Prior to MachineryLink, Hazlett was a Partner with Conway Mackenzie & Dunleavy, a Detroit-based professional services and industrial turnaround firm, where he focused his energy on the firm’s interim management and operations practice.
Hazlett’s industrial profile also includes group president of TriMas Corporation’s Cequent transportation accessories unit, a $540 million global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a wide range of highly-engineered metal fabricated, plastic and electrical products for the broad-based consumer and commercial towing, trailering and cargo management markets; and large multi-national division leadership roles with Case Corporation, CNH Global, and James River Corporation.
While at Case and CNH, Hazlett led the $650 million North American aftermarket business, and subsequent to the Case-New Holland merger, was tapped to lead the newly-combined New Holland and CaseIH global agricultural aftermarket business, with revenues of approximately $1 billion.
Preceding his corporate career, Hazlett served for 10 years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Officer. His assignments included battery command with the 8th Infantry Division in Europe and subsequent appointment to the staff and faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Hazlett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Business Administration degree from Long Island University and a Master’s degree in education from Auburn University, and has completed the Executive Management Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.