Murphy will report to Tim Myers, who recently assumed the role of group president of Alcoa Transportation and Construction Solutions.
“Merrick’s laser focus on customers, innovation, growth and talent make him the ideal person to lead AWTP,” said Myers. “From sales to operations, he has served in nearly every part of the Wheels business, playing an integral role in its success over the years. I look forward to seeing Merrick build on this strong foundation in the years to come.”
Murphy has worked for AWTP for 16 years. Prior to his new position, Murphy was vice president and general manager for Alcoa’s Commercial Vehicle Wheel business in the Asia Pacific region and held the same position in the Americas earlier in his career.
Murphy will be based in Cleveland, Ohio, at AWTP headquarters