CLEVELAND — Alcoa has named Tim Myers, 43, president, Alcoa wheel and transportation products, effectively immediately. In this role, Myers will have responsibility for forged wheels and aluminum structures. This global business serves the commercial vehicle, defense and automotive markets with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum wheels and niche products such as Dura-Bright and Dura-Flange wheels, LvL One truck wheels and M-Series medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components. AWTP has operations in North America, Europe, Russia, South Africa, Australia and Japan.
Myers succeeds Kevin Kramer, who has been appointed president, growth initiatives. Myers had been vice president and general manager, commercial vehicle wheels, accountable for Alcoa truck wheel plants worldwide and sub-assembly and logistics sites in North America.
“Tim brings solid experience to his new role. He’s been a member of the Alcoa Wheel Products team for more than a decade having been involved in commercial and product development as well as sales and management positions. We wish him every success in his new assignment,” said Bill Christopher, Alcoa executive vice president and president, Alcoa engineered products & solutions.
During Myers’ tenure with the Alcoa wheels business, he served as general manager, forged specialty and cast automotive wheels and director, commercial operations, which involved commercial and product development for Alcoa’s worldwide Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) wheel business.
Myers joined Alcoa in 1991 as an automotive applications engineer with the commercial rolled products division. He transitioned to marketing assignments for Alcoa’s Mill Products business in Chicago and Alcoa Forged Products in Detroit, selling primarily to U.S. automakers. In 1998, he became sales and marketing manager for Alcoa’s OEM and aftermarket wheel business, progressing to director, commercial operations and then general manager of the specialty wheels business, which makes wheels for trailers, RVs, motorcycles, pickups and SUVs. He was named vice president and general manager, commercial vehicle wheels in 2006.
Before coming to Alcoa, Myers was a product design engineer for Ford Motor Co. He holds an MBA and undergraduate degree in engineering-mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.