DETROIT, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Linda Taliaferro, vice president, Quality for Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR), received a Special Recognition Award for her dedicated service in advancing technology and science on Oct. 16 at the 2015 Women of Color STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Conference in Detroit.
"Meritor understands the importance of attracting, retaining and developing diverse talent," said Tim Heffron, vice president, Human Resources, and chief information officer for Meritor. "The company relies on the unique contributions of employees like Linda to drive success in our commercial truck, industrial and aftermarket businesses."
Taliaferro, who joined Meritor in November 2014, was selected by a panel of peers from hundreds of nominations nationwide. She is responsible for overseeing quality at 28 Meritor sites in 18 countries on five continents. Prior to Meritor, Taliaferro served in key quality leadership roles at Littelfuse, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc. and Hayes Lemmerz, Inc., which is now Maxion Wheels.
She was one of 30 women recognized for their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the three-day conference. In addition to receiving the Special Recognition Award, Taliaferro was a panelist in a seminar titled "Changing Leadership Skills, Life Lessons and Mistakes." Taliaferro and other award recipients will be featured in an upcoming issue of Women of Color magazine.
Women of Color also honored Sonya Moore, program manager for Meritor, with a 2015 Technology Rising Star Award for helping to shape future technologies. Awardees were nominated by their companies.
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, Michigan, 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.
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