MERITOR AUTOMOTIVE INC. - The company has made several appointments. Those in the Heavy Vehicle Systems business include:
Walter Frankiewicz to vice president and general manager for the Braking Systems business. He will be based in Troy, Mich. He was general manager for Braking Systems.
John Dotson to vice president of operations for the Braking Systems facility in York, S.C. He was director of operations.
Clive Smith to manager of operations integration for the Braking Systems business in Europe. He will be based in Cwmbran, Wales. He was manager of brake industrialization.
Brian Payne to manager of operations integration for Braking Systems in North America. He was site manager for Braking Systems' York facility.
Greg Spence to site manager for the York facility. He was a plant manager for Nimbus Inc.
Rakesh Sachdev to vice president and general manager of the Trailer Products business. He will be based in Troy. He was CFO of the automotive business unit of Cummins Engine Co.
Appointments in the Light Vehicle Systems business include:
Sidney Del Gaudio to general manager for the Limeira, Brazil, Wheels business. He was president of Walbro Automotive in Brazil.
Thomas Sturzenegger to director of engineering for the Roof Systems business in Frankfurt, Germany. He was engineering manager there.
Christian Walkowiak to director of customer programs for the Roof Systems business in Frankfurt. He was director of operations there.
Gunter Bobzin to director of product marketing for the Roof Systems business in Frankfurt. He was director of worldwide sales to Mercedes, MCC, BMW, Rover and Volvo.
Horst Boehm to manager of advanced roof concepts for the Roof Systems business in Frankfurt. He also will be responsible for BMW product programs. He was engineering team leader for Roof Systems.
Meritor Automotive, which is based in Troy, supplies heavy-and medium-duty truck drivetrain systems and components, and light-vehicle roof, door, access control, suspension and seat-adjusting systems.