TROY, Mich., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has appointed Chris Villavarayan to the position of vice president, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Commercial Truck. The appointment is effective June 1.
In this position, Villavarayan is responsible for global manufacturing operations, increasing results-based lean initiatives, improving the supply chain network, and continuing the focus on standardization and process excellence.
"Since December 2009, Chris has been the driving force and change agent in the growth of Meritor's business in India and management of Automotive Axles Ltd., the company's partnership with the Kalyani Group," said Tim Bowes, president, Commercial Truck, Meritor. "Chris exceeded all expectations in overseeing Meritor's operations, sales and marketing initiatives and product development in India which have set the stage for continued growth in this important market."
Prior to his role in India, he was general manager, Operations Planning & Strategy. He joined Meritor in June 2000. Villavarayan holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering McMaster University in Hamilton, 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. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 10,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.
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