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 Jack McKenzie with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Product Engineering.
McKenzie earned the award for distinguished leadership in design and development of on-highway axles, including Meritor's 14X axle product design and production release. McKenzie has been instrumental in developing new carrier designs for key defense programs, in addition to providing support for new off-highway carrier designs. He was also recognized for his problem-solving capabilities.
"Jack's creativity and ingenuity have been instrumental in the design and production of many key products," said Joe ElBehairy, vice president, Engineering and Quality. "He's played a critical role time and again in streamlining procedures, improving designs and raising product quality. He's not only highly-regarded within Meritor, but also within the industry. He's worthy of this honor."
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Product 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.
McKenzie began his career at Meritor in 1977 as a co-op student. He took on roles of increasing responsibility within the axle product design and development group. Currently he is chief engineer leading the North America Carrier engineering group, which supports the truck, off-highway and defense business units. McKenzie lives in Clarkston, Mich., and holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Western Michigan University and a master's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.
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.