ArvinMeritor appoints Novak VP/corporate secretary

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ArvinMeritor announced Friday, Jan. 25 — following the company’s board of directors meeting — the appointment of Barbara Novak as vice president and corporate secretary, effective immediately.

Novak is responsible for the company’s listing requirements associated with the SEC and the New York Stock Exchange, and she also will play a key role in financing transactions, shareholder meetings, investor communications and executive compensation. She also will manage matters related to the board.

“We are very pleased that Barbara has joined us,” says Vernon Baker, senior vice president and general counsel for Troy, Mich.-based ArvinMeritor. “Her significant work experience and exceptional education make her a great asset to the ArvinMeritor team.”

Most recently, Novak served as senior counsel, Securities, at TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. in Livonia, Mich. Prior to that, she held senior counsel positions at Delphi Corp. and Collins & Aikman Corp., after spending several years as an associate at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.