TROY, Mich., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced the appointment of Daniel Hopgood as vice president, Aftermarket, Americas. Hopgood reports to Joe Mejaly, vice president and president, Aftermarket & Trailer, ArvinMeritor.
Hopgood is responsible for leading the development and execution of the strategic business plan for the company's Aftermarket organization in North and South America. His objective is to drive sustainable profitable growth of the company's aftermarket products and services, and to distinguish ArvinMeritor as one of the premier aftermarket solution providers in the industry.
"Dan's background makes him the ideal person for this position," said Joe Mejaly, president, Aftermarket and Trailer, ArvinMeritor. "His extensive finance background and prior operational experiences give him a unique perspective that will greatly benefit our growing aftermarket business."
Supporting Hopgood by region are Terry Livingston, general manager, Aftermarket, United States and Canada; Mario Velasco, general market manager, Aftermarket, Mexico; and Angelo Morino, director, Aftermarket, South America.
Hopgood most recently served as vice president and controller for ArvinMeritor's global operations. Before joining the company in 2007, he held a number of financial and operational roles in the automotive and services industries working with MSX International and Delphi Automotive Systems. Dan started his career with Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he performed audit and consulting work for numerous automotive and retail clients.
Hopgood holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Oakland University and is a certified public accountant. He is 39 years old.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for the transportation and industrial sectors. The company marked its centennial anniversary in 2009, celebrating a long history of 'forward thinking.' The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For important information about the company, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com.
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