John Bennett has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer for Meritor, a newly created role at the company.
In the position, Bennett is responsible for establishing the company’s advanced technology portfolio and global product strategy. The appointment follows the company’s introduction last month of its Meritor Blue Horizon brand, which it will use to differentiate the company’s growing platform of offerings for electric drivetrain, efficiency, and connectivity systems in the commercial vehicle market.
Bennett most recently served as general manager of Global Product Strategy for Meritor, a position he’s held since 2013. Prior to that, he held various roles in engineering, product and program management, and sales for the company.
Bennett earned his master of business administration from Michigan State University, a master of science in engineering from Wayne State University, and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He is the named inventor on 14 Meritor patents.
“John has added tremendous strategic value to the company over the past 26 years,” said Jay Craig, CEO and president of Meritor. “He brings a unique balance of in-depth technical understanding combined with strong business acumen and execution skills. As the industry continues to evolve across on- and off-highway, specialty and defense applications, John will ensure that Meritor remains at the forefront of drivetrain innovation.”