TROY, Mich., July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced the appointment of Larry Ott as senior vice president of Human Resources, effective Aug. 1, 2010. The Board of Directors also today elected Ott as an officer of the company.
Ott will be responsible for leadership and management of the human resources function for the company's 13,200 employees at more than 95 locations in 25 countries. Additionally, he will provide strategic focus in employee leadership and development initiatives, compensation, benefits and rewards systems, labor relations, and human resources systems, policies and practices.
"Larry's extensive background in organizational development, manufacturing and labor relations will be extremely valuable in supporting the company's efforts to be a recognized leader in our industry," said Chip McClure, chairman, CEO and president. "He will serve our team well and we're pleased to have him join our company."
Ott most recently served as senior vice president of Global Human Resources for Ally Financial Inc. (formerly known as GMAC Inc.) where he was responsible for the auto finance, insurance and commercial finance businesses from a human resources and organizational development perspective beginning in January 2006. Prior to joining Ally, Ott had over twenty-two years of business experience working at General Motors where he held various management positions with increasing levels of responsibility in the human resources and labor relations functions, the vast majority which were directly in support of GM's global manufacturing operations. Assignments ranged from manufacturing and labor relations supervision at the Moraine, Ohio and Fort Wayne, Ind. assembly plants to director global executive compensation and benefits to group director human resources for the GM Vehicle Manufacturing organization in Warren, Mich.
Ott earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and English, with a minor in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, concentrating in Organizational Behavior/Industrial Relations and Marketing.
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 marked 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 the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com.
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