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ArvinMeritor's Jerry Rush Named President of Michigan's Automation Alley

TROY, Mich., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) announced today that Jerry Rush, senior director for the company's Government Affairs and Community Relations, has been named president of Michigan's Automation Alley. During his two-year term, Rush will preside over the Automation Alley Board of Directors and have oversight responsibilities for the executive committee.

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"It's an honor and a privilege to serve with this nationally recognized group," said Rush. "Automation Alley has been a vital force in enhancing the image of Southeastern Michigan as a technology leader and in bringing top talent to the area. I look forward to representing its distinguished membership, as well as to working with the staff to guide the organization into the future."

Automation Alley is Southeast Michigan's regional technology cluster that was created to leverage the combined strength of the region's high-tech companies into a national marketing strategy that would attract skilled talent and cutting-edge businesses to the area. Generated from a vision of Oakland County's Executive Officer L. Brooks Patterson in 1997, the Alley has recently been honored by Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm for its leadership in drawing new technology and highly skilled jobs to Michigan.

Rush, who has served on Automation Alley's Board of Directors for four years, joined ArvinMeritor in 1977. He has served as director, Federal and State Government Relations, for Rockwell International's Automotive and Automation businesses and was based in Rockwell's Washington, D.C., office.

In his current position, Rush champions congressional, federal, state and local government relations for ArvinMeritor. Rush also manages all grassroots actions, directs industry association involvement, and leads community and philanthropic activities. Rush also serves on a number of industry, business, civic and educational committees, directs regional government affairs for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and chairs the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Governmental Affairs Council.

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $8 billion global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and related aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 31,000 people at more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 25 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com/ .

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

CONTACT: Krista McClure of ArvinMeritor, Inc., 1-248-435-7115, krista.mcclure@arvinmeritor.com

 
 
 
 
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