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Meritor names Ivor Evans chairman, CEO

TROY, Mich. -- Meritor has announced Ivor J. Evans has been named its chairman of the board, CEO and president, effective immediately.


Ivor 'Ike' Evans
Ivor 'Ike' Evans

TROY, Mich. — Meritor has announced Ivor J. Evans has been named its chairman of the board, CEO and president, effective immediately.

Evans has served on Meritor’s board since 2005 and has been its interim CEO, chairman and president since May.

“After conducting an extensive search process that resulted in an impressive slate of internal and external candidates, our board is pleased to name Ike Evans as Meritor’s chairman, CEO and president,” said David W. Devonshire, presiding director of the Board. “The Board is confident that Ike’s wealth of relevant operational, manufacturing and management experience, combined with the strength and continuity of the current management team, is the right formula to lead Meritor into the future.” 

Added Evans: “I strongly believe in this company and M2016 – the three-year plan we are executing designed to improve earnings, increase revenue and strengthen our balance sheet. During the past three months, I’ve spent a great deal of time getting to know the leadership team here at Meritor, and I look forward to working with them as we move closer to the level of performance we want for our shareholders and for ourselves.”

Evans previously served as president and chief operating officer of Union Pacific Railroad from 1998 until 2004 and as vice chairman of Union Pacific Corporation from January 2004 until his retirement in March 2005.


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