Accuride 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 20, 2009
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On January 20, 2009 Terrence J. Keating resigned as the Chairman of the Board of Directors (the Board) and as a director of Accuride Corporation (Accuride), effective immediately.
Also on January 20, 2009, the Board appointed William M. Lasky to the position of Chairman of the Board, which was vacated by Mr. Keatings departure. Mr. Lasky has been a Director of the Company since October 2007 and currently also serves as Accurides President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lasky has served as the Chairman of the Board for Stoneridge, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems for various vehicles, since July 2006 and has been a director of Stoneridge since January 2004. Previously, Mr. Lasky served as the Chairman and President and Chief Executive Officer of JLG Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of aerial work platforms, telescopic material handlers and related accessories, from 1999 through late 2006, when JLG Industries was acquired in an unsolicited acquisition by Oshkosh Truck Corp. Prior to joining JLG Industries, Mr. Lasky served in various senior capacities at Dana Corporation from 1977 to 1999.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
A copy of a press release by Accuride, dated January 20, 2009, announcing the Board changes is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release of Accuride Corporation, dated January 20, 2009.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.