TROY, Mich., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, recently named Jason Grasman the company's 2012 Manufacturing Engineer of the Year.
Grasman earned the award for his distinguished and cost competitive contributions to the design and launch efforts of the brake spider machining and assembly process for on-highway truck air cam brakes at Meritor's York, S.C. facility. Meritor used this solution to in-source brake spider machining, resulting in significantly lower machine times that drove productivity improvements as well as cost savings.
The 2012 Manufacturing Engineer of the Year is selected by a committee composed of members from the company's Manufacturing, Industrialization, Supply Chain and Engineering groups. The award recognizes achievements during the company's 2012 fiscal year. Nominations were submitted in early 2013.
"Jason's ability to conceptualize, design, build and install the brake spider machining is tribute to his amazing contributions and engineer skill," said Chris Villavarayan, vice president, Global Operations and Supply Chain.Grasman lives in Rock Hill, S.C., United States, and holds a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. and will complete his MBA from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C. in August 2013. About Meritor, Inc. 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 in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110330/DE73783LOGO) SOURCE Meritor, Inc.