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ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems Senior Director of Quality Systems Receives AIAG Outstanding Achievement Award

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. For more information, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com .

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

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Colleen Hanley
ArvinMeritor, Inc.
313-551-2833
colleen.hanley@arvinmeritor.com

 
 
 
 
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