EVANSVILLE, Ind. – December 4, 2015 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry – today announced that global quality organization ASQ has honored Jd Marhevko, Vice President, Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS for Accuride, with its 2015 Howard Jones Award. The award was presented by ASQ’s Quality Management Division (QMD), a 24,000-member organization to which Marhevko has belonged since 1988. Chair of the ASQ QMD from 2009 to 2011, Marhevko received the award for her “continued dedication to QMD.”
“Jd has been a tireless contributor to ASQ’s Quality Management Division and has served in numerous leadership positions, including Chair of the Division,” said Milt Krivokuca, Chair of the ASQ QMD Nominating Committee. “Her commitment to QMD has helped foster recognition of QMD as a model of organizational excellence. Her personal dedication to sharing her knowledge of strategic quality management processes and Lean Six Sigma tools with her peers at numerous conferences and workshops around the world has advanced the state of the art of the Quality profession. Honoring Jd as the 2015 Howard Jones Award recipient is an expression of ASQ’s gratitude for her leadership contributions to the organization and our profession.”
“I am honored to have been named this year’s Howard Jones Award recipient and can’t imagine a more effective and collaborative group of quality professionals in the world with whom to be associated,” said Marhevko. “I appreciate the opportunity ASQ has given me to make a difference in our profession by providing meaningful value to members.”
The Howard Jones Award is the ASQ Quality Management Division’s highest individual honor. It is given in recognition of outstanding long-term service and leadership resulting in substantial progress toward the fulfillment of the Division’s programs and goals. The award is named for Howard L. Jones of Illinois Bell, who served as the first Chair of ASQ’s Quality Management Division (then called the Administrative Applications Division).
Jd Marhevko has served as Vice President, Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS for Accuride since May 2014. She joined the company in January 2012 after more than two decades in Quality, Lean/Six Sigma and Operations leadership roles with SPX, Eaton, Cincinnati Milacron, Cherry Automotive and Robert Bosch Corporation, among others. During her Accuride tenure, three (3) of the Company’s sites have received the prestigious AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. Marhevko is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an ASQ Certified Trainer for a variety of Quality Tools. She is a Master Black Belt and has held numerous Baldrige Assessor roles. She was an Internationally Registered Certified Assessor (IRCA) for over 10 years. She holds a BSE from Oakland University and an MSA from Central Michigan University.
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with national service centers in China, India, Mexico and a regional service center in the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at www.asq.org.
With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry. The company’s products include commercial vehicle and motorcycle wheels; wheel-end components and assemblies; and specialty cast-iron components for a range of agricultural, construction and mining, and oil and gas equipment applications. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End Solutions™, Gunite®, Gianetti Ruote™ and Brillion™. 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 https://www.accuridecorp.com.
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