TROY, Mich., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has appointed Tim Burns to the position of vice president and general manager, Defense & Specialty, Industrial, effective immediately.
In this position, Burns is responsible for the planning, organization, and execution of all strategies and policies for the Defense and Specialty businesses.
"Tim is a fantastic leader with a wealth of experience," said Pedro Ferro, president, Industrial, Meritor. "He has an extensive background in strategic planning, program management and sales and service, which makes him an ideal candidate to lead these growing businesses."
Previously, he was vice president, Global Defense. Burns has been with Meritor and its predecessor companies for 30 years holding various positions within Rockwell Aerospace & Electronics, the former aircraft business unit, with increasing responsibilities in the areas of industrial engineering, contract administration and contract and pricing management.
Burns completed studies at Columbus State University in aeronautical engineering, and airframe and power plant maintenance. He also attended Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich. and completed management programs at George Washington University and the United States Air Force Institute of Technology. He serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center.
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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