Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 18, 2002

Steven Borick – Superior Industries International Inc (sup)

STEVEN J. BORICK was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Superior Industries International, Inc., in 2003 after serving as Executive Vice President since 2000. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1981. During his tenure as a senior executive at Superior, Mr. Borick spearheaded the ongoing capacity expansion and globalization programs that have played a crucial role in increasing Superior's share of the OEM aluminum wheel market. With a capital budget exceeding $150 million, these programs involved the expansion or construction of new facilities in the United States, Mexico and Europe that employ more than 7,000 people and increased the company's wheel manufacturing capacity by more than 25% since 2000 to approximately 18 million wheels annually. He also heads the team responsible for the company's entry into the OEM aluminum suspension components market, an effort that included the design and construction of a dedicated, manufacturing facility and the development of in-house engineering, manufacturing and marketing expertise required for success in this new venture, and developed and implemented the company's 'Working Smarter' training and education campaign focused on reducing costs, improving efficiency and enhancing communication throughout the organization. In addition to his responsibilities at Superior, Mr. Borick is President and COO of Texakota Inc., an oil and gas exploration and development company based in Houston, Texas, that he acquired in 1976, and General Partner of its production affiliate, Texakota Oil Company. He is an active member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. Mr. Borick also serves on the Board of Directors, is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of MDC Holdings, Inc., a large NYSE-listed home builder based in Denver, Colorado, and is a Director of Richmond Homes, Denver. Mr. Borick, received his degree in Business Administration from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, in 1975, and was honored to deliver the commencement address to the graduating class of 2003. Profile
TWST: Could you sketch out some of the highlights in the history

of Superior Industries, and give us an overview of the company at

the present time?

Mr. Borick: The company was founded 45