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May 30, 2015 3:59 AM ET

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Company Overview of Maxion Wheels Inc.

Company Overview

Maxion Wheels Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies steel and aluminum wheels for passenger cars, light trucks, commercial trucks and trailers, agriculture and off-road vehicles, forklifts, and military vehicles. The company serves global OEM customers. Maxion Wheels was formerly known as Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. and changed its name to Maxion Wheels Inc. in February 2012. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Novi, Michigan with technical centers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It also has an a network of engineering, technology, and production locations in North America, South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South Africa. As of Feb...

39500 Orchard Hill Place

Suite 500

Novi, MI 48375

United States

Founded in 1908

6,400 Employees





Key Executives for Maxion Wheels Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 43
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Age: 58
President of Americas Operations
President of Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific (EAAP)
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Maxion Wheels Inc. Key Developments

Marcos Oliveira Promotes Pieter Klinkers as CEO of Maxion Wheels, Effective March 1, 2015

Marcos Oliveira announced that Pieter Klinkers is being promoted to CEO of Maxion Wheels, effective March 1, 2015. Pieter has a successful history of twenty years in wheels and tires, working for the Michelin Group before joining Maxion Wheels in 2005 as Vice President of Sales for Europe, Africa & Asia Pacific (EAAP). Pieter was promoted to President EAAP in 2009, where he has successfully increased Sales and Profitability for the region. Pieter assumed further responsibilities in 2013, spearheading the fast-moving Innovation efforts Maxion Wheels had launched after its take-over of the legacy Hayes Lemmerz in early 2012. Pieter will be leading the Maxion Wheels team from the company's holding company in Konigswinter (Bonn), Germany.

Maxion Wheels Opens Light Vehicle Aluminum Wheel Manufacturing Facility in Limeira, Brazil

Maxion Wheels has announced that it will open a new light vehicle aluminum wheel manufacturing facility in Limeira, Brazil. The new facility will join an existing steel wheel plant on the same site and create 800,000 wheels of new wheel capacity in year one, eventually growing to a capacity of 2,000,000 annually. The facility will provide 500 new jobs with an anticipated start of production in the second half of 2015. Maxion Wheels is also initiating an expansion of their current automotive aluminum wheel facility in Santo Andre. The Santo Andre plant will add to their existing capacity by more than 50% to meet growing domestic demand.

Maxion Wheels Names Bill Wardle as Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

Maxion Wheels announced that Bill Wardle has joined its team as Vice President -- Global Sales & Marketing. In his new role, Bill Wardle will lead Maxion's global sales and marketing team, responsible for expanding the company's business throughout Europe, South America, North America, Asia, and Africa and building key relationships with customers in the marketplace. Bill reports to Fred Bentley, Maxion Wheels CEO. Bill has over 15 years' experience representing companies in the automotive industry within a variety of commercial roles including R&D and Program Management. Most recently, he was the Global Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Magna Exteriors, Interiors, and Seating.

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