Alcoa (Cleveland, Ohio) named Merrick Murphy as president of the
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) business. Murphy will report to
Tim Myers, who recently assumed the role of group president, Alcoa
Transportation and Construction Solutions (TCS). The appointment is effective
“Merrick’s laser focus on customers, innovation, growth and talent make him
the ideal person to lead AWTP,” said Myers. “From sales to operations, he has
served in nearly every part of the Wheels business, playing an integral role in
its success over the years. I look forward to seeing Merrick build on this
strong foundation in the years to come.”
Prior to this appointment, Murphy was vice president and general manager for
Alcoa’s Commercial Vehicle Wheel business in the Asia Pacific region. He earlier
held the same position in the Americas. In these roles, he oversaw the business
unit’s regional operations, sales, distribution and growth agenda, building
strong connections with AWTP customers and markets.
“Nearly 70 years ago, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products invented the
forged aluminum truck wheel. Today, from the Ultra ONE™ to the Dura-Bright® EVO,
our innovation continues to lead the market – and reinvent the wheel,” said
Murphy. “I could not be more excited to take the helm of a business I have
proudly served for 16 years, and lead it to the next level of success.”
Murphy will be based in Cleveland, Ohio, at AWTP headquarters.
For more information, visit alcoawheels.com.