ArvinMeritor appoints Wolma to GM, remanufacturing

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ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket business announced the appointment of Doug Wolma to general manager of its remanufacturing business, responsible for its overall leadership and growth. Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, Wolma held executive positions for 14 years at Detroit-based Axle Alliance Corp. and Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corp.

“Doug’s background in strategy, operations and remanufacturing will bring an experienced perspective to our growing business,” says Joe Mejaly, vice president and general manager of Troy, Mich.-based CVA. “His appointment coincides with our continuing emphasis on the remanufacture of key braking and drivetrain components, and a strict adherence to rigid remanufacturing standards.”

Currently, the company’s remanufacturing takes place at its 275,000 square-foot Plainfield, Ind., facility, which opened in 1999 and employs 220. In late 2006, the business reached two major remanufacturing milestones with the 10 millionth brake shoe and 50,000th axle differential carrier. The first product to be remanufactured was differential carriers in 1999, while brake shoes were initiated in 2000.

Remanufactured brake shoe applications include over-the-road (line-haul) tractors and trailers, as well as vocational vehicles such as buses and refuse vehicles. Remanufactured axle differential carriers can be found on a wide range of vehicles from over-the-road trucks to emergency vehicles.

Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket, a unit of the company’s Commercial Vehicle Systems division, provides authorized parts outlets with a broad portfolio of brakes and brake systems, drivelines, suspensions, axles, clutches, tire inflation systems and other truck and trailer components. The parts are offered through the company’s Euclid and Meritor brands.