Superior Industries International, a global supplier of aluminum wheels for OEMs and the European aftermarket, has appointed Richard Giromini to its board of directors, effective immediately. Giromini’s appointment increases the size of Superior’s board to nine directors, eight of whom are independent.
Giromini most recently served as CEO and director of Wabash National, a diversified industrial manufacturer and a leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, from January 2007 until June 2018. He is currently serving as Wabash National’s executive adviser and director through June 2019, following which he will retire from Wabash National.
“Dick brings a diverse strategic and operational background, as well as a deep understanding of aluminum wheels, making him a strong addition to Superior’s board of directors,” commented Tim McQuay, chairman of Superior Industries. “Under his leadership at Wabash National, his team successfully delivered international growth, market diversification and enhanced operational efficiencies to deliver solid financial performance and increase value to shareholders.”
Prior to assuming the role of CEO, Giromini served as Wabash National’s president and chief operating officer from 2005 until 2007, and as chief operating officer from 2002 until 2005. Before joining Wabash National, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Accuride Corp., AKW LP, ITT Automotive Inc., Hayes Wheels International, Doehler Jarvis Inc., and General Motors.
“We want to welcome Dick to Superior’s board of directors,” added Don Stebbins, president and CEO of Superior Industries. “He offers a passion for products and processes, as well as a unique skillset that will be beneficial as we continue to execute our strategy to expand our global market position.”