Meritor makes executive appointments in restructuring

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Meritor, Inc. announced Thursday  series of organizational changes and appointments as part of its recent business segment consolidation. Upon completion, the company expects to report results under two segments: Commercial Truck & Industrial and Aftermarket & Trailer. 

Leading the Commercial Truck & Industrial segment in new and expanded roles under the direction of president Tim Bowes will be:

  • Joe Plomin, who was appointed vice president, Europe and Australia, will is responsible for Meritor’s brake and axle business in those regions. Previously, he served as vice president, Global Brakes, Commercial Truck. Plomin is based in Europe.
  • Chris Snodgrass, who was appointed vice president, North America, is responsible for the company’s brake, axle and specialty business in the region.
  • Geoff Dong was appointed managing director, China, ASEAN and Japan. In this role, Dong is responsible for the planning and execution of all OE and aftermarket business activities in these regions.
  • Thimmaiah NP continues in his role as managing director of India, leading all of Meritor’s OE and aftermarket activities in the country.
  • Silvio Barros, managing director, South America, will assume a larger role, which includes responsibility for the aftermarket business in the region.
  • Tim Burns, vice president, Global Defense and Off-Highway, will continue in his current role.

Additional appointments in the Commercial Truck & Industrial segment were:

  • Brett Penzkofer, who was appointed general manager, Global Product Strategy, will be responsible for creating, implementing and leading global product strategy and coordinating all product development activities. Previously, he served as senior director of Finance for the company’s Commercial Truck business.
  • Steve Gudgel will head back to the United States and become general manager, Global Business Initiatives. Gudgel will support a variety of programs designed to improve the overall efficiency of the business globally. He previously served as the managing director of the company’s axle and driveline business in Europe.

Aftermarket & Trailer

Under the direction of Pedro Ferro, president, Aftermarket & Trailer, the company announced the following appointments:

  • Craig Frohock was appointed general manager, North America, where he will be responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of all sales, business strategies and policies in the region for the Aftermarket and Trailer business.
  • Terry Livingston, who was appointed general manager, Global Product Management and Shared Services, will be responsible for developing and implementing business growth strategies for the global Aftermarket & Trailer business segment. He was most recently general manager, Aftermarket, United States and Canada.
  • Michael Boe, managing director, Aftermarket, Europe, will continue in his current role.

Additional details of the restructuring program and its impact will be highlighted during the company’s Analyst Day, which is set for Feb. 5 in New York .

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