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Hunt to leave ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor Inc. Vice Chairman William Hunt will soon leave the automotive supplier, Automotive News has learned.

2001 Management Briefing Seminars index
Under last year's merger deal between Arvin Industries Inc. and Meritor Automotive Inc., Hunt, 56, was to succeed CEO and Chairman Larry Yost when Yost retired within the next two years. Yost is 63 years old.

"I can't comment on that," Yost said Wednesday, Aug. 8, when questioned about Hunt's status at the Management Briefing Seminars here.

Hunt was CEO of Arvin for two years before last year's merger. He joined Arvin in 1976.

ArvinMeritor, of Troy, Mich., posted $4.2 billion in North American original equipment parts sales in 2000. The company ranks No. 9 on the Automotive News list of the top 150 suppliers to North America.

ArvinMeritor supplies automakers, heavy truck makers and the aftermarket with sunroofs, roof modules, wheels, motion control systems, door panels, suspensions and exhaust systems.

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