TROY, Mich., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.
(NYSE: ARM) today announced that Ivor J. "Ike" Evans, retired vice chairman of
Union Pacific Corp. and Union Pacific Railroad, has been elected to the
ArvinMeritor Board of Directors, effective May 31.
"Ike's wealth of operations and management experience, which includes
extensive background in the automotive industry, will serve ArvinMeritor
well," said Chairman, CEO and President Charles G. "Chip" McClure. "We are
fortunate to have him join our Board of Directors."
Evans is currently an operating partner of Thayer Capital Partners, a
private equity investment firm based in Washington, D.C.
He served as president and chief operating officer of Union Pacific
Railroad before his election to vice chairman of the company in 2004, and is
also a past director of Union Pacific Corp. Before that, Evans held positions
of increasing responsibility with Emerson Electric Co., including that of
senior vice president. In 1985, he was named president of Blackstone Corp.,
an automotive component and systems manufacturer.
Prior to joining Blackstone, he spent 21 years serving in key operations
roles for General Motors Corp., within its Buick, Chevrolet, Delco Products
and Harrison Radiator divisions.
Evans holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kansas
State University in Manhattan, Kan., and is also a graduate of the Management
Development program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
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:
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