McClure Elected First Vice Chair

Jun 03, 2010, 21:00 ET from Detroit Regional Chamber

Will lead Detroit Regional Chamber 2011 Mackinac Policy Conference

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber announced the election of Charles G. "Chip" McClure, chairman, CEO and president, ArivinMeritor Inc. as First Vice Chair of the Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 program year. In this role McClure will also serve as the 2011 Mackinac Policy Conference co-chair. He succeeds Barbara E. Allushuski, president, Right Management Great Lakes Region who will become chair of the Chamber's Board.


"As a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Business Round Table and Business Leaders for Michigan, I recognize the significant importance of interaction between business and community," stated Chip McClure, chairman, CEO and president of ArvinMeritor Inc. "I believe it will be through this type of cooperation that will lead our country back to the economic and technological power that it has historically enjoyed."  

"In my new role as First Vice Chair," McClure continued, "I will continue to focus on the work the Detroit Regional Chamber is doing that will serve as a microcosm of a national initiative to strengthen the partnership between the private and public sectors. This effort will help our country regain its competitive edge on the global economic playing field."

McClure has more than 30 years of diverse leadership experience in the motor vehicle industry and currently leads a $4.1 billion Tier 1 global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the light and commercial vehicle industry. Before joining ArvinMeritor in his current position in 2004, McClure served as CEO, president and a member of the Board of Federal-Mogul Corp.

"As a strong leader with significant experience in implementing successful business strategies and transforming and focusing an organization on its core competencies, McClure will play a pivotal role in supporting the Chamber's efforts in meeting similar strategic goals and objectives," said Barbara E. Allushuski, president, Right Management Great Lakes Region and chair elect, Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors.

Earlier today the chamber announced a renewed focus on the automotive, transportation and manufacturing sectors through a collaboration with the MICHAuto organization. McClure's expertise and leadership will be critical as the chamber further defines its strategy for this area.

McClure officially begins his role as First Vice Chair on July 1. Planning for the 2011 Mackinac Policy Conference will begin in August. The conference historically begins the Wednesday following the Memorial Day holiday, making 2011 conference dates Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 4.

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