TROY, Mich., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR), a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, recently named Jay Beeler the company's 2014 Manufacturing Engineer of the Year.
Beeler, manufacturing engineer for Meritor's Morristown, Tennessee facility, earned the award for development work on the relaunch of the company's 14X near net program as well as milling technology and forging simulation processes that improved the plant's manufacturing capabilities. His solutions have helped the company manufacture its products more efficiently and reduce die manufacturing cycle times by 80 percent.
"Jay's excellent work is helping Meritor meet its goal of improving operational excellence," said Chris Villavarayan, president, Americas for Meritor. "Jay has developed creative solutions that save time and allow all of us to keep our focus on key areas such as die design. As a result, we are delivering quality products that meet our customers' needs."
As a recipient of the award, the Meritor Trust Fund will make a charitable contribution of $1,500 to the L&N STEM Academy of Knoxville, a magnet high school in the Knox County, Tennessee school system that is dedicated to teaching science, technology, engineering and math.
Beeler, a 21-year Meritor employee, lives in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.
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 around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Michigan, United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
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