TROY, Mich., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR), a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, recently honored John Steven Galligher with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Manufacturing Engineering.
Galligher earned the award for distinguished contributions to the development and advancement of carrier components and gearing manufacturing processes.
During his career, he has directed the installation and launch of more than 30 manufacturing projects, developed quality systems for initial plant start-up, improved advanced quality control methods at two plants and provided mechanical design and implementation for seven robotic machine tending projects. He has also provided counsel to several facilities, including Sisamex, Meritor's joint venture in Monterrey, Mexico.
"Steve always thinks like a leader," said Chris Snodgrass, vice president, Axles and Drivelines, North America. "He delivers on commitments and serves as a role model for others. We are proud to honor his many accomplishments with this award."
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Manufacturing Engineering is selected by a committee composed of members from the company's Manufacturing, Industrialization, Supply Chain, and Engineering groups. Nominations were submitted in early 2012 for the 2011 fiscal year.
Galligher has been with Meritor for 34 years. He joined the company in 1978 as a senior manufacturing specialist after an eight-year career at General Motors. He has held a variety of management positions since transferring to the company's facility in Asheville, N.C. He lives in Travelers Rest, S.C. and holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute, now Kettering University, and a Master of Arts in industrial management from Central Michigan University.
About Meritor, Inc. 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 in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 10,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.