EVANSVILLE, Ind. – April 13, 2016 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries – today announced that global quality organization ASQ has honored Jd Marhevko, Vice President, Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS for Accuride, with the ASQ’s Shainin Medal, the highest distinction for innovation from the organization. ASQ established the Shainin Medal in 2003 to recognize the development and application of creative or unique approaches in the improvement of product and service quality or reliability. The Medal is named for Dorian Shainin, a leading authority on product quality and reliability.
Marhevko’s award certificate cites her creative, three-dimensional approach to making often complex quality principles easy to learn: “For in-depth development and execution of the Hoshin Kanri process … through the use of an interactive ‘Rubik’s-like’ cube to share and demonstrate hands-on use and enable in-depth understanding and process execution.”
“Full of passion and energy about quality, Dorian Shainin had a unique ability to break things down and make them easy to understand and apply in the real world,” Marhevko said. “I’ve attempted to apply those lessons by creating tools to help others implement the Hoshin Kanri planning model at a tactical level. By making the process easier to learn and apply, I hope to continue Dorian’s legacy. I’m deeply honored to be chosen by my peers to receive this award.”
Nominator Richard D. Shainin, Executive Vice President, Shainin – The Red X Company, reflected on Marhevko’s award: “While he was a developer of people and ideas – and a true leader when it came to quality and reliability – mostly I remember my father Dorian as a teacher. I believe Jd shares his passion for honing and refining techniques to make them elegantly simple. She reflects his gift for teaching others to enhance their ability to achieve great things.”
In May, Marhevko will be recognized prior to ASQ’s 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Milwaukee, Wis. She is one of 10 recipients of the Shainin Medal since its inception in 2004 with the initial winner, Carl A. Bennett. Marhevko is the third woman to receive the Medal (Patricia Cyr, 2014, and Jane Hoying, 2008, were the others).
Jd Marhevko has served as Vice President, Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS for Accuride since May 2014. She joined the company in January 2012 after more than two decades in Quality, Lean/Six Sigma and Operations leadership roles with SPX, Eaton, Cincinnati Milacron, Cherry Automotive and Robert Bosch Corporation, among others. During her Accuride tenure, three (3) of the Company’s sites have received the prestigious AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. Marhevko is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an ASQ Certified Trainer for a variety of Quality Tools. She is a Master Black Belt and has held numerous Baldrige Assessor roles. She was an Internationally Registered Certified Assessor (IRCA) for over 10 years. The ASQ Quality Management Division honored her with its 2015 Howard Jones Award for her dedicated service to the organization, which she had chaired from 2009 to 2011. The Manufacturing Institute recently named her a Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award honoree for 2016. Marhevko holds a BSE from Oakland University and an MSA from Central Michigan University.
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. Celebrating 70 years in 2016, ASQ, with its world headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, operates regional centers in the U.S. and Canada, North Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. Learn more about ASQ at www.asq.org.
With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries. The company’s products include commercial vehicle and motorcycle wheels; wheel-end components and assemblies; and specialty cast-iron components for a range of agricultural, construction and mining, and oil and gas equipment applications. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End Solutions™, Gunite®, Gianetti Ruote™ and Brillion™. Accuride’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACW. For more information, visit the Company’s website at https://accuridecorp.com.
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