SHANGHAI, China, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM)
today announced that Aziz Aghili has been appointed vice president of
Commercial Marketing and Business Development for the company's Light Vehicle
Systems (LVS) Asia/Pacific operation. This new role is in addition to Aghili's
current vice president responsibilities for the LVS global procurement
organization. He will continue to report directly to Juan De La Riva, senior
vice president and president, LVS.
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In this position, Aghili will be responsible for driving strategic
Asia/Pacific growth opportunities within LVS, to include development of new
business, as well as fostering current customer relationships. He will also
continue to lead the business group's aggressive Leading Cost Country (LCC)
sourcing initiative directly from Shanghai, China, where he will relocate from
the company's Detroit, Mich., office.
"With more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience in
Asia/Pacific, as well as an impressive record of managing the procurement
organization and various joint venture and strategic alliances, we are
confident that our Asia/Pacific business will flourish under Aziz's
direction," said De La Riva. "He is a stellar example of ArvinMeritor's
philosophy that strong senior leaders are the result of experience in multiple
business areas. That experience will provide the tools Aziz needs to drive
this business to the next level."
Aghili began his career with the company as a manager of Engineering in
1989, and has held a number of management and leadership positions since then,
including director of Operations and business liaison in Asia/Pacific, and
general manager of LVS Service Parts.
Aghili holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Teesside
Polytechnic in Middlesbrough, U.K., a post-graduate diploma in business
administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the
University of NSW in Melbourne, and a graduate diploma in international
management from the INSEAD Business School of Management in Fontainebleau,
France. He is fluent in Turkish, Farsi and Arabic.
ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group posted $4.8
billion in sales during fiscal year 2004, and employs 17,000 people at 75
facilities in 23 countries. LVS - a market leader in the product categories it
serves - supplies integrated systems and modules to the world's leading
passenger car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and systems
design expertise in apertures, undercarriage, wheel and emissions control, LVS
combines high-quality components into cost-effective, performance-based
solutions for virtually every car and light truck on the road today.
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.
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