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 Our Team

We have a highly dedicated team of officers and directors that bring diverse perspectives and extensive backgrounds in their respective areas of expertise.

Each is committed to Meritor becoming the recognized leader in providing advanced drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for the global commercial vehicle and industrial markets.

 
 
  Executive Team  
 

 

 Jeffrey "Jay" Craig

Chief Executive Officer and President

Jay Craig is chief executive officer and president. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer, with oversight of Meritor’s business segments – Commercial Truck & Industrial and Aftermarket & Trailer. He has been a member of the Meritor Board of Directors since April 2015. • More

 
 
 

 

 Joseph A. Plomin

President, International

Joseph Plomin, president, International for Meritor, Inc., is responsible for pursuing new business and developing and executing strategic plans within the axle and brake businesses in Europe, Australia, Asia Pacific and India. • More

 
 
 

 

 Robert H. Speed

President, Aftermarket & Trailer and Chief Procurement Officer

Robert Speed is president, Aftermarket & Trailer and chief procurement officer for Meritor, Inc. He assumed this position in April, 2015. Speed is responsible for the company’s global Aftermarket & Trailer businesses and the global purchasing and supply chain functions. • More

 
 
 

 

 Chris Villavarayan

President, Americas

Chris Villavarayan, president, Americas, is responsible for the company’s Commercial Truck, Defense and Specialty businesses in North and South America. • More

 
 
 

 

 April Miller Boise

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

April Miller Boise, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Meritor, Inc., is responsible for the legal affairs of the corporation and manages the corporate legal department. • More

 
 
 

 

 Kevin A. Nowlan

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Nowlan, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is responsible for driving the company’s financial performance and providing financial direction and guidance. • More

 
 
 
 

 

 Ernie DeVincent

Vice President, Engineering, Quality and Product Strategy

Ernie DeVincent is vice president, Engineering, Quality and Product Strategy. He is responsible for the company’s global research and development activities, advanced product engineering, quality and product strategy development. • More

 
 
 
     

 

 Timothy J. Heffron

Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Information Officer

Tim Heffron, vice president of Human Resources and chief information officer, is responsible for executing the strategic plans, policies and programs for Meritor’s global Human Resources and Information Systems organization • More

 
 
 
     

 

 Krista L. Sohm

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Krista Sohm, vice president of Marketing & Communications, is responsible for all aspects of corporate communications; marketing and business communications, including media relations; financial communications; corporate brand and advertising; employee communications; major corporate events; and the company’s digital strategy. • More

 
 
     
 
  Board of Directors  
 
 

 

 William R. Newlin

Non-Executive Chairman

William R. Newlin, a director since July 2003, was elected non-executive chairman in April 2016. Previously, he was the lead director of Meritor’s board and a member of the Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He has been chairman and a director of Newlin Investment Company, LLC since April 2007.• More

 
 
 
 

 

 Jeffrey "Jay" A. Craig

Chief Executive Officer and President

Jay Craig is chief executive officer and president. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer, with oversight of Meritor’s business segments – Commercial Truck & Industrial and Aftermarket & Trailer. • More

 
 
 
 

 

 Joseph B. Anderson, Jr.

Chairman of the Board and CEO, TAG Holdings, LLC

Joseph B. Anderson, Jr., a director since September 1997, is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He has served as chairman of the board and CEO of TAG Holdings, LLC since 2003, and of its subsidiaries: Vibration Control Technologies, LLC since 2002; A&D Technologies, LLC and North American Assemblies, LLC since 2003; and Great Lakes Assemblies, LLC since 2005; Barton Manufacturing LLC and Wolverine Assemblies LLC since 2012; and Shared Vision LLC since 2013. • More

 
 
 
 

 

 Rhonda L. Brooks

President, R. Brooks Advisor

Rhonda L. Brooks, a director since July 1999, is a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. She is currently the president of R. Brooks Advisor, a consultant for start-up firms, specializing in corporate governance and marketing strategy.   • More

 
 
 
 

 

 Victoria B. Jackson Bridges

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of DSS/ProDiesel Inc.

Victoria B. Jackson Bridges, a director since July 1999, is chair of the Compensation and Management Development Committee. She currently serves as president of Victoria Belle Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty retail products. • More

 
 
 

 

 Ivor J. "Ike" Evans

Director

Ike Evans has been a member of the Meritor Board of Directors since May 2005, having served most recently as executive chairman of the board. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Meritor, Inc. Prior to Meritor, he was president and chief operating officer of Union Pacific Railroad. Additionally, Evans held executive positions at Emerson Electric Co. and Blackstone Corp. He also spent 21 years in key operations roles at General Motors Corp. Evans is a graduate of Kansas State University. • More

 
 
 

 William J. Lyons

Retired Chief Financial Officer of CONSOL Energy Inc. and CNX Gas Corp.

William J. Lyons, a director since May 2013, is the chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Management Development Committee. • More

 
 
 
 

 

 Thomas L. Pajonas

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Flowserve Corp.

Thomas L. Pajonas, a director since September 2013, is the chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Flowserve Corp. since February 2014, and previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Flowserve Corp. from January 2012 to January 2014. Prior to that, he served as president of the Flow Control Division from 2004 to 2012, holding the positions of vice president from 2004 to 2006 and senior vice president from 2006 as an officer of Flowserve Corp. • More

 
 
 
 

 Lloyd G. Trotter

Managing Partner, GenNx360 Capital Partners

Lloyd G. Trotter, a director since January 2015, is a member of the Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. • More