TROY, Mich., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Meritor Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has appointed John Nelligan to the role of general manager, OEM Sales & National Accounts, replacing Dennis Kline who recently retired from the company after 36 years. Nelligan reports directly to Joe Plomin, vice president, Truck Americas for Meritor.
"John's extensive background in the North America truck industry is a vital component to being successful in this role," Plomin said. "He brings the perfect blend of experience and knowledge to this job."
In this position, Nelligan is responsible for Meritor's OEM customers in North America. Nelligan will also retain responsibility for Meritor's large national accounts.
Nelligan most recently served as general manager, North American Field Operations, and brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the role. Prior to joining Meritor in 2009, he spent four years as Dealer Principal and GM at Harper Truck Centres Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He has also previously held executive positions at Daimler Trucks North America and Western Star Trucks.
Nelligan holds a bachelor's degree in political administration from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Based in Troy, Mich., more than 11,000 employees are located in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices worldwide. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For more information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.
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