DETROIT, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Roche, senior director of Quality
Systems within ArvinMeritor, Inc.'s (NYSE: ARM) Light Vehicle Systems (LVS)
business group, received an Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
Outstanding Achievement Award at a ceremony held Monday, May 15. The Award is
granted to individuals in recognition of substantial contributions made, and
leadership on behalf of, the automotive industry.
"ArvinMeritor has long known Dan to be a tireless, impactful advocate of
quality within the automotive industry," said Deborah Henderson, vice
president of Quality, Engineering and Technology for LVS. "We are proud that
our colleague's contributions and leadership have been further distinguished
with this prestigious award."
Roche currently chairs an AIAG work group formed to discuss problem-
solving processes for the automotive industry. The team's efforts recently
resulted in the publication, Effective Problem-Solving Guidelines, produced by
AIAG. Roche also serves as a representative with the Ford Supplier Quality
Roundtable and the GM Supplier Quality Council, and is a certified lead
auditor for Quality TS16949. In addition to his involvement with AIAG, he is a
senior member with the American Association for Quality.
Roche joined ArvinMeritor in 1993, and has held his current role for three
years. Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, Roche was employed as a plant quality
manager at Owen-Brockway, a plastic molding company in Kansas City, Kan.,
after working as a manufacturing engineering coordinator at Aeroquip in
Lawrence, Kan. Roche has been involved with automotive quality since 1989.
Roche, who lives in Macomb Township, Mich., holds a bachelor's degree in
aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.
ArvinMeritor's LVS business group posted more than $4.8 billion in sales
during fiscal year 2005, and employs more than 15,000 people at 73 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 $8.8 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 certain aftermarkets.
Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 29,000 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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SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.