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 honored George Choike with its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for Product Engineering.
Choike, senior product specialist at Troy, Mich., headquarters, received the award for his consistent dedication and contributions to axle engineering. Choike's major accomplishments since joining Meritor nearly 48 years ago include:
- Assisting in the development of communication and word drawing systems
- Developing rear-drive and non-drive front axle application guidelines, allowing customers to safely apply products on their own
- Serving as a customer contact for several key original equipment manufacturers for axle and driveline activities
"George has contributed to countless major product engineering achievements since he started at Meritor as a draftsman nearly five decades ago," said Joe Elbehairy, vice president, Engineering and Quality, Meritor. "He has earned unparalleled trust as an axle and driveline expert and continues to hold the highest regard from our customers due to his extensive product knowledge."
Choike's previous roles with the company include drafter, chief draftsman, drafting manager, plant liaison and application and customer support product specialist. Choike received his associate's degree in engineering from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Mich.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 )