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Meritor Makes Senior Appointments

Posted on February 20, 2014

Meritor, Inc., the global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced two executive appointments in its Commercial Truck & Industrial business. Joe Plomin has been named president, International, Europe and Asia Pacific and Chris Villavarayan has been appointed president, Americas, responsible for the company’s North and South America Truck, Defense and Specialty businesses. Both report to Jay Craig, senior vice president and president of Commercial Truck & Industrial for Meritor.

Plomin most recently served as vice president, International Operations and prior to that, was vice president of Truck Americas for Meritor. Before joining Meritor in 2007, he was president of Remy International’s Electrical Division and senior vice president/general manager of its Heavy Duty business unit.

Villavarayan most recently served as vice president, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Meritor. Previously, he was managing director for Meritor India where he led Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems (India) Ltd., a joint venture with the Kalyani Group in Mysore, India. Prior to that, Villavarayan was general manager, Operations Planning and Strategy at Meritor.