TROY, Mich., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.
(NYSE: ARM) announced today that Robert Ostrov is appointed senior vice
president of Human Resources, effective Sept. 18. The Board of Directors also
today elected Ostrov an officer of the company, in addition to electing newly
appointed senior vice presidents and presidents Phil Martens (Light Vehicle
Systems), Carsten Reinhardt (Commercial Vehicle Systems) and Buddy Wacaser
(Emissions Technologies) officers of the company.
Ostrov will be responsible for leadership and management of the human
resources function for the company's 29,000 employees at more than 120
locations in 25 countries. Additionally, he will provide strategic focus in
employee leadership and development initiatives, compensation, benefits and
rewards systems, labor relations, and human resources systems, policies and
"Rob's prior success in driving productivity and profitability through
various human capital programs, coupled with his extensive background in
organizational development and labor relations, will be extremely valuable in
supporting the company's efforts to succeed in the future," said Chip McClure,
chairman, CEO and president. "He will serve our team well and we're pleased
to have him join our company."
Ostrov most recently served as vice president of Human Resources and Labor
Relations for FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. He previously served
as an attorney-at-law with Arnold & Partners, from 2003-05. Prior to that,
Ostrov was senior vice president of Human Resources for True Value; he was
named to that role in 1997, and concurrent with the position, served as
chairman and CEO of True Value of Canada from 1999-2002.
He has also held senior-level positions within Human Resources for
companies including General Electric/GE Capital Corp./WIFX Corp. and Wickes
Companies, from 1981-97. He was director of Human Resources for Rockwell
International, a heritage company of ArvinMeritor, from 1979-81.
Ostrov holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from
Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., a Master of Business Administration in
Finance and Strategic Planning from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., and
a Juris Doctorate from the Chicago Kent College of Law. He is a member of the
He replaces Ernie Whitus, who after nearly 10 years with the company will
relocate to Williamsburg, Va., with his family. To ensure a smooth
transition, Whitus will remain an ArvinMeritor consultant.
"We thank Ernie for his commitment and contribution in helping to lead our
organization through a series of important transitions over nearly a decade,"
McClure said. "His dedication to the role was valued and we wish him well in
his future pursuits."
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 .
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