TROY, Mich., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.
(NYSE: ARM) today announced that Deborah deBoer Henderson has been named vice
president and general manager of the company's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS)
global Door Systems business. This new appointment distinguishes Henderson as
the first female to hold the role of business unit vice president and general
manager at ArvinMeritor. She will report to Juan De La Riva, president of LVS.
"Deborah brings a wealth of experience to her new role, including strong
leadership skills and an emphasis on process discipline," De La Riva said.
"Her prior success in helping to ensure customer satisfaction will be
significant, as we move forward with our objective to seize global growth
opportunities for the Doors business, including in Asia/Pacific."
Henderson will be responsible for the product marketing, design,
engineering, manufacturing and delivery of the company's light vehicle door
systems and modules portfolio that is produced from 15 different facilities in
She has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry in
positions of increasing responsibility. Henderson joined ArvinMeritor in 2002,
serving most recently as vice president of Quality, Engineering and Technology
within LVS, from offices in Europe and North America, covering product
development and launch optimization. Previously, she served as site manager of
the company's sunroof manufacturing facility in Detroit, Mich.
Henderson was recognized in 2005 by Automotive News as one of the 100
Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. She lives in Canton, Mich.,
and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in Camden, N.J.
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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