TROY, Mich., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR), a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, recently named Pedro Garcia the company's 2014 Product Engineer of the Year.
Garcia, project engineer for Meritor, earned the award for his distinguished leadership in the design and development of Meritor's carriers for trucks and off-highway applications. His design and development work includes the 13X medium-duty carrier and several other drive axle carriers, such as the 18 Series carrier for the China market and design variations of the 14X and 160 carriers. He is a recognized leader in continuously championing Meritor's improvement of design, development and documentation processes.
"Pedro's innovative solutions set him apart from his peers and gives Meritor a competitive advantage," said Joe ElBehairy, vice president, Engineering, Quality and Product Strategy. "As lead engineer on several carrier design projects, his work has introduced new design methodologies that are cost efficient and critical to the company as we continue to work toward delivering the highest-quality products to customers."
As a recipient of the award, the Meritor Trust Fund will make a charitable contribution of $1,500 on Garcia's behalf to Universidad del Norte in Colombia.
Garcia lives in Clarkston, Michigan. He earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla Colombia and a master of science degree in manufacturing systems from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico.
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 around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 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.