Further Positions the Company for Leadership in Advanced Technologies for Commercial Vehicles
TROY, Mich. (June 22, 2018) ̶ Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that it has named John Bennett to the newly created role of vice president and chief technology officer. This appointment is effective immediately.
In this new position, Bennett will be responsible for establishing the company’s advanced technology portfolio and global product strategy, and serving as the central thought leader for engineering excellence. This appointment follows the company’s introduction last month of its Meritor Blue Horizon brand which it will use to differentiate the company’s growing platform of offerings for electric drivetrain, efficiency and connectivity systems in the commercial vehicle market.
“John has added tremendous strategic value to the company over the past 26 years,” said Jay Craig, CEO and president of Meritor. “He brings a unique balance of in-depth technical understanding combined with strong business acumen and execution skills. As the industry continues to evolve across on- and off-highway, specialty and defense applications, John will ensure that Meritor remains at the forefront of drivetrain innovation.”
Bennett most recently served as general manager of Global Product Strategy for Meritor, a position he’s held since 2013. Prior to that, he held various roles of increasing responsibility in engineering, product and program management, and sales for the company. Bennett earned his master of business administration from Michigan State University, a master of science in Engineering from Wayne State University, and a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is the named inventor on 14 Meritor patents.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,200 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.