- Reinhardt Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer- Bowes and Mejaly Appointed Executive OfficersTROY, Mich., Nov 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced that the board of directors has elected Carsten Reinhardt to the position of senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO). Also elected executive officers of ArvinMeritor are Tim Bowes, appointed vice president and president, Industrial, and Joe Mejaly, named vice president and president, Aftermarket & Trailer. All appointments were effective on Nov. 6, 2009.
As COO, Reinhardt is responsible for the overall global management of ArvinMeritor's Commercial Truck, Industrial, and Aftermarket & Trailer business segments. Reinhardt will continue to report to ArvinMeritor's Chairman, CEO and President Chip McClure.
"Carsten has made a significant contribution in all areas of the business since joining the company three years ago," said McClure. "He has built a strong global team that is focused on customers, technology development, new business growth and operational excellence. His industry experience, combined with his operational expertise, commitment and ability to drive change, characterize his strength as a leader."
Prior to this appointment, Reinhardt was senior vice president and president of the company's Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business group since joining the company in 2006. Before joining ArvinMeritor, Reinhardt was the president and CEO of Detroit Diesel Corp., a subsidiary of Daimler AG. Reinhardt joined Detroit Diesel as CEO and president in March 2003. Prior to that, he served as vice president and general manager of operations for Western Star Trucks. He began his career with Daimler's European truck division in 1993.
Reinhardt holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Germany and a Master of Science in automotive engineering from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Tim Bowes Appointed Vice President and President, Industrial, and Executive Officer
Tim Bowes has been appointed vice president and president of ArvinMeritor's Industrial group, and elected an executive officer. In this role, Bowes is responsible for managing all aspects of the company's business in off-highway, military, construction, bus and coach, fire and emergency, and other industrial applications. Additionally, Bowes will have responsibility for the company's business in Asia Pacific, including all on- and off-highway activities. He is located in Shanghai, China, and will continue to report directly to Reinhardt.
Previously, Bowes held the position of vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific, for ArvinMeritor. In this position, he was responsible for the company's on- and off-highway commercial vehicle activities in the region. Bowes was formerly vice president of ArvinMeritor's Specialty Products business group. He joined ArvinMeritor in December 2005 as the general manager of Specialty Products. Prior to joining the company, Bowes held senior level management positions at automotive suppliers including Hilite International, ITT Automotive and Intermet Corporation.
He holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and completed a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Lawrence Technological University, also in Michigan.
Joe Mejaly Appointed Vice President and President, Aftermarket & Trailer, and Executive Officer
Joe Mejaly has been appointed vice president and president of ArvinMeritor's Aftermarket & Trailer group, and has been elected an officer of the company. He will also continue to report to Reinhardt.
Mejaly will be responsible for the Aftermarket group which supplies axles, brakes and suspension parts to commercial vehicle aftermarket customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and South America. One of his primary goals will be to expand the company's aftermarket business in Asia Pacific.
He is also responsible for developing and growing ArvinMeritor's remanufacturing business which acquired two significant new companies in 2009 including Mascot Truck Parts (North America) and TruckTechnic (Europe). Mejaly will continue to lead ArvinMeritor's global trailer business.
Previously, Mejaly held the position of vice president and general manager of ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket (CVA) and Trailer business. Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility including director of Customer Support for CVS, during which time he was responsible for managing technical support activities for the North American Field Service organization; directing the Customer Support Center; and overseeing warranty management activities. Before that, Mejaly held the position of senior director, Sales and Marketing, CVA, North America. He joined the company in 1985.
Mejaly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for the transportation and industrial sectors. The company marks its centennial anniversary in 2009, celebrating a long history of 'forward thinking.' The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For important information about the company, visit ArvinMeritor's Web site at http://www.arvinmeritor.com.
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