With his extensive engineering background in the auto Industry--he was group vice president of Product Creation at the Ford Motor Company, president and CEO of Plastech Engineered Products, and senior vice president, Light Vehicle Systems
, ArvinMeritor, and president and CEO designate of Arvin Innovation--Phillip Martens is ideally positioned to assess the application, the potential, and the challenges to the implementation of aluminum in automotive.
ArvinMeritor, Incorporated (ArvinMeritor) (NYSE: ARM), an auto parts supplier, has named Bill Fisher as the vice president of Human Resources (HR) for the company's Light Vehicle Systems
(LVS) business unit.
will spin off its Light Vehicle Systems
(LVS) business to ArvinMeritor shareholders, with the Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business remaining with ArvinMeritor.
Most recently parachuting out of the sky into Detroit's largest Renaissance zone is Arvin Meritor's Light Vehicle Systems
Detroit Technology Center.
Recipients include ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems
, Gladstone plant, Columbus, IN; several Delphi Corp.
Tom Lewis, ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems
vice president, said: 'This transaction is an important step toward building a strong, sustainable local competitive advantage to better address the needs of our customers with operations in the Midlands.'
Taking advantage of the continuing trend of outsourcing sections of the vehicle to the full-service suppliers, the Light Vehicle Systems
(LVS) business group of ArvinMeritor (www.arvinmeritor.com) has unveiled its suspension module product portfolio for the first time in Europe.
For example, the Light Vehicle Systems
' (LVS) easy-to-assemble, low-weight roof systems integrates all the components, from roof skin to grab handles, into a complete system that can be installed after interior assembly is complete.
Martens was named senior vice president and president of the company's Light Vehicle Systems
"These are gas-pressurized struts," says Doug Bauman, an engineer with ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems
, "whose output force is determined by the pressure of the nitrogen gas sealed within the strut.
ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems
(LVS) group is a global supplier of integrated systems and modules to the world's leading passenger car and light truck original equipment manufacturers.
has announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture between its Light Vehicle Systems
(LVS) business group and DongWon Precision Industrial Co.