Key Changes At ArvinMeritor
ArvinMeritor, Inc. has announced a series of executive changes within its global operations, as well as the formation of a new Emissions Technology Group. Personnel changes announced by Chairman, CEO and President Chip McClure included the appointment of Carsten J. Reinhardt, former president and CEO of Detroit Diesel Corp., to senior vice president and president of the company’s Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business. Reinhardt succeeds Tom Gosnell, who is retiring after 27 years at ArvinMeritor. To ensure a smooth transition for the CVS business, Gosnell will remain an ArvinMeritor consultant.
Philip R. Martens was named senior vice president and president of the company’s Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business. He most recently served as president and COO of Plastech Engineered Products and succeeds Juan De La Riva, who is retiring after 12 years at ArvinMeritor.
H.H. “Buddy” Wacaser was named senior vice president and president of the newly formed Emissions Technology Group, which will be devoted to the ongoing development and operations of both light and heavy vehicle emissions technologies and products. Wacaser most recently served as president and CEO of Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc.
McClure said the company “established the Emissions Technology Group as a separate business, in order to provide a sharper focus on and better support of the increasing customer demand for both light and heavy vehicle emissions systems and solutions.” ArvinMeritor’s Light Vehicle Emissions and Commercial Vehicle Emissions businesses will become part of the newly formed group.