Meritor named Barry Eckel director of OEM Sales & Canada, as a member of the Meritor DriveForce team. Eckel is responsible for leading the Meritor DriveForce sales and service organization for truck and trailer in Canada.

Meritor DriveForce is the company's newly branded field sales and service organization. The organization is composed of more than 110 people trained to support customer needs.

Prior to this appointment, Eckel was director, OEM Sales. He will retain his current OEM account responsibilities. Eckel has a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Toronto.

Meritor also appointed Stephen Murphy, district manager, eastern Quebec and Atlantic Canada, Meritor DriveForce.

Murphy has held a number of service management assignments in the trucking industry in Canada, most recently with TransX and Volvo/Mack Trucks Canada. He holds two interprovincial certificates of qualification in mechanics from Centennial College and is a graduate of the service management program at Pennsylvania State University.