Meritor Adds to Commercial Truck Segment

May 04, 2012

Meritor made three personnel announcements for its Commercial Truck division: Joe Plomin is the new vice president, Global Brakes; Chris Snodgrass is the new vice president, Axles & Drivelines; and Chris Villavarayan is the new vice president, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.


Plomin will lead the company's Americas and European brake business. He will also provide strategic direction for the company's brake joint ventures around the world.

Previously, Plomin was vice president, Truck Americas, for Meritor. Prior to joining Meritor, he held positions as president of the Electrical Division of Remy International and senior vice president/general manager of the Heavy Duty business unit of Remy International, as well as president of Stewart Warner Instruments. Plomin serves as a board member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association.

Snodgrass is responsible for the P&L and strategic direction for the company's axles and drivelines produced for global truck manufacturers in North America.

Previously, Snodgrass was vice president, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. Prior to joining Meritor in 2007, he served as general manager of North American Engine Operations and Supply Chain Management, for Detroit Diesel, a division of Daimler Truck.

Villavarayan is responsible for global manufacturing operations, increasing results-based lean initiatives, improving the supply chain network and continuing the focus on standardization and process excellence.

Since December 2009, Chris helped drive the growth of Meritor's business in India and management of Automotive Axles Ltd., the company's partnership with the Kalyani Group. Prior to his role in India, he was general manager, Operations Planning & Strategy. He joined Meritor in June 2000.