Chassis Systems Business Positioned for Global GrowthTROY, Mich., April 2, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM)
announced today that Ed Frutig is appointed vice president and general manager
of Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) Chassis Systems. He will be responsible for
leading the business unit's accelerated plan for profitable growth through
customer-focused initiatives; including, global expansion, and
commercialization of advanced-engineering products.
"Ed's prior experience in developing and leading successful global
automotive system businesses, including ten years specifically dedicated to
chassis systems, makes him a great addition to the ArvinMeritor team," said
Phil Martens, president of LVS. "Ed will be extremely valuable in supporting
the company's global efforts to develop, produce and deliver vehicle stability
and ride control solutions that are scalable in performance yet modular in
design and assembly."
The Chassis Systems business unit includes:
-- The newly-combined ride control group offering light-, medium- and
heavy-duty original equipment and replacement shock absorbers and
-- The light vehicle suspension modules group offering original equipment
cross-car and wheel-end chassis modules
-- And, the Meritor Suspension Systems Company (MSSC) joint venture
offering coil springs, and stabilizer and torsion bars for the North
American passenger car market. In July 2006, ArvinMeritor announced it
would sell its joint venture shares to partner Mitsubishi Steel Mfg.
Co., Ltd. (MSM).
On March 29, 2007, MSM announced that both companies support the long-
term viability of the partnership, and would continue in the joint
venture as currently structured.
Frutig most recently served as vice president of Global Sales and
Engineering at Cooper-Standard Automotive. There he led Engineering, Sales,
Program Management and Finance for the company's Fluid Systems Business.
Frutig has more than 20 years of automotive experience, including holding
various leadership positions at ZF, Visteon, Ford Motor Company and General
Motors. Ten of those years have been specifically focused in the chassis
systems arena where he's been recognized by both industry and customers for
his leadership and innovation skills. Frutig holds a masters of business
administration degree from the University of Detroit and a bachelors of
science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.
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 from more than 110
manufacturing facilities globally. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor
employs approximately 27,500 people in 26 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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