DETROIT, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Bickford, director of
Enterprise Risk Management for ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM), is the
recipient of a Young Leadership and Excellence Award. The award, presented
last night by the Automotive Hall of Fame, recognizes individuals age 35 and
under who demonstrate significant potential as future leaders within the
"Aaron's career is distinguished by his drive to improve organizational
performance," said Bob Seed, vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for
ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group. "ArvinMeritor's
success in warranty management is inextricably linked to Aaron's insight and
leadership. We are proud that his accomplishments are recognized with this
Bickford was instrumental in guiding the LVS Warranty Team through the
contemporary model for managing field performance, and the accompanying risk
and costs of warranty. His holistic approach to the risk and management of
field failures requires integrating knowledge and resources across a broad
spectrum of activities.
He has been involved with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association
(OESA) since 2003, and served as the founding chairman of the group's Warranty
Council in 2005.
Bickford joined ArvinMeritor in 1999 as a Corporate Finance intern, and --
from 2003 to October 2006 -- was director of Warranty for LVS. Prior to
joining ArvinMeritor, he was employed as an account manager at Boise Cascade
Office Products in Houston, Texas, after working as an account manager for
Curtis 1000 (Division of American Business Products), in Baton Rouge, La.
He lives in Huntington Woods, Mich., and holds a Master of Business
Administration from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier 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.