EVANSVILLE, Ind. – November 10, 2015 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry – today announced that Paul Wright, Director/IT Systems & Plex for Accuride, has been named a 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree by IDG’s Computerworld. He is among 100 leaders from technology and business being acknowledged by Computerworld for exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. The honorees will be recognized during a March 2016 awards ceremony at the AGENDA Conference, co-produced by CIO, Computerworld and the CIO Executive Council.
“Receiving this designation by Computerworld reflects Paul’s effective leadership of Accuride’s planning and implementation of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, a significant priority for us over the past two years,” Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch said. “He has engaged the support of hundreds of Accuride associates in launching the Plex across the majority of our North American wheel and wheel-end facilities. Together, Paul and his team are enabling Accuride to manage our business in a far more integrated and efficient way, using real-time data to inform our decisions.”
“I am thrilled and honored to have been named to Computerworld’s prestigious list alongside so many global leaders in Information Technology,” said Accuride’s Paul Wright. “We have a remarkable, dedicated team at Accuride that understands the power of the manufacturing cloud to automate our processes, boost quality and traceability, and integrate new technology on the shop floor. This effort is completely transforming our organization.”
Paul Wright has served as Director/IT Systems & Plex for Accuride since August 2013 and reports to President and CEO Rick Dauch. He leads Accuride’s global Information Technology group with responsibility for the company’s IT Systems, Network, and Infrastructure. Wright has been principally responsible for developing and implementing the project plan for standardization of business processes and systems across multiple ERP systems into Plex as a cloud-based, cross-company ERP solution. Wright joined Accuride in June 2012 as Director/Manufacturing Systems, from American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM). His eight-year career in Operations with AAM included developing and implementing the launch plan for Plex ERP systems at AAM business units. Wright began his career with Michigan-based automotive supplier Metaldyne. He earned a Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS) and a Masters of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Management, from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Wright is a member of the Plex Customer Advisory Board and, together with Accuride, received the Plex 2015 Impact Award for Transformation.
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.
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year nominees are invited to complete a survey that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. For information on previous honorees: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, November 2014 – January 2015 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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