IRVINE, California, September 27, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Mr. Sid Kalantar as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Accuride International based in Santa Fe Springs, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, Managing Partner, and Jeff Black, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “ Sid’s extraordinary executive leadership experience, along with industry experience desired by Accuride International positioned him perfectly to make an immediate impact. The growth and expansion plans being pursued by the Company will greatly be enhanced by Sid’s leadership and addition to the team.”

Mr. Kalantar is as 25-year sales and marketing executive with established success driving sales and marketing teams in automation and electronic component industry. Prior to joining Accuride International, he served as the Vice President Sales Americas & Global EMS for Bourns, Inc., where he led global and domestic sales specializing in the automotive, industrial, medical and telecom markets. Before joining Bourns, Mr. Kalantar was the Vice President of Sales and Service at Mitsubishi Electric Automation from 2004 to 2010.

Mr. Kalantar obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. He is also a board member for the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA).

About Accuride International

Accuride International Inc. ( is a manufacturer of drawer slides for commercial, residential and industrial applications, based in Santa Fe Springs, California and has about 2000 employees. Accuride has more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing space around the world and is the largest company in the world dedicated to the innovative design and manufacture of ball bearing slide products. Accuride slides are designed into a wide range of applications such as fine furniture and cabinetry, high-end appliances, electronic enclosures, luxury automobiles and utility vehicles, and industrial equipment.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Restaurants/Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, and Union Bank.