Superior Industries Names New VP Of Manufacturing

Ken Stakas will direct all manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Mexico.

Superior Industries International, a manufacturer of aluminum wheels and other aluminum automotive components, said Tuesday that Ken Stakas has been named to the new position of Senior Vice President of Manufacturing.

Stakas joined Superior after serving since 2000 as Vice President of Operations for Amcast Automotive, Components Group. Earlier, he served in various management positions of increasing responsibility with Winters Industries, LeSueur and Hayes-Lemmerz.

"Superior is fortunate to add a seasoned manufacturing executive of Ken's caliber to our management team," said President and CEO Steven Borick. "Ken brings to the company more than twenty-five years of directly relevant experience in casting and machining operations with leading automotive suppliers. His impressive record of accomplishment in the design and management of lean manufacturing systems, and his repeated success in reducing manufacturing costs and improving profitability, are significant assets for Superior.

Stakas will have full authority over all manufacturing operations in the United States and Mexico.