Mary E. Blair joined Accuride Corporation in October 2011 as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management. She is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee and reports directly to the President & CEO.
Blair is responsible for Accuride’s global activities in the areas of strategic sourcing, logistics, supplier quality and development, and inventory control and planning.
An accomplished Supply Chain executive, Blair brings to her role more than 25 years of leadership experience in strategic procurement and supply chain on a global basis. She has led transforming initiatives in the areas of procurement, logistics, and supplier quality, and has a strong track record of building winning teams. She is based at the company’s headquarters in Evansville, Indiana.
Blair joined Accuride from Evansville, Ind.-based UCI International, a leading producer of filtration, engine management, fuel pump, and water pump systems for the transportation market. There she served as Vice President since 2008 and led Supply Chain for the company’s four business units. In that role, she led strategic supply base development, inventory reduction, logistic optimization, and supplier quality and development processes tailored to delivering savings combined with improved quality and delivery performance to meet corporate objectives.
Prior to UCI, she had served as Director, Global Sourcing for International Truck and Engine the operating company of Navistar International, a leading producer of heavy- and medium-duty trucks, severe service vehicles and engines.
Earlier in her career, she held leadership roles of increasing responsibility with the global supply chain organizations of General Motors North America Operations and Delphi Interior and Lighting Systems.
In 2017, The Manufacturing Institute honored Blair as a recipient of its Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. Now in their fifth year, the STEP Ahead Awards recognize women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers, and represent all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to the C-Suite. She was among 100 Honorees from across North America.
Blair serves on the Board of Directors the University of Evansville’s Institute for Global Enterprise and is a former board member of Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University and a Master of Science – Business degree from Central Michigan University. She currently is a Capella University Global Leadership Doctoral candidate (ABD).