President, Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products
Merrick Murphy is the President, Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP), the global leader in forged aluminum wheels and other structures that serve the commercial transportation industry. AWTP has operations in North America, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia.
Merrick joined Alcoa in 1997, and has served nearly every division of the ATWP business since then – from sales and distribution to operations and growth.
Prior to this appointment, Merrick was Vice President and General Manager for Alcoa’s Commercial Vehicle Wheel business in the Asia Pacific region, in which role he oversaw the business unit’s regional operations, sales and distribution. Merrick led the investment in AWTP’s first facility to support the China market – capacity will double in 2016 – and grew the business’s Chinese distribution and commercial footprint. He also accelerated growth in other key Asian markets.
Prior to taking the helm of the Asia Pacific region, Merrick oversaw the Americas for AWTP, also as Vice President and General Manager. He held earlier positions as AWTP’s Vice President of Sales and General Manager of Sub-Assembly and Logistics.
Merrick has bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University, in Chicago.