Meritor names Eckel director, OEM Sales & Canada

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Meritor Inc. has appointed Barry Eckel to the position of director, OEM Sales & Canada, as a member of the Meritor DriveForce team. Eckel is responsible for leading the Meritor DriveForce sales and service organization for truck and trailer in Canada.

Meritor DriveForce is the company’s newly branded field sales and service organization. The organization is composed of more than 110 experts trained to support customer needs before, during and after the sale.

“Barry is the ideal choice for this position,” said John Nelligan, general manager, OEM Sales and National Accounts. “His industry experience and leadership will be valuable assets as the Meritor DriveForce team continues to grow.”

Prior to this appointment, Eckel was director, OEM Sales. He will retain his current OEM account responsibilities.

Meritor also appointed Stephen Murphy, district manager, eastern Quebec and Atlantic Canada, Meritor DriveForce. Murphy has held a number of service management assignments in the trucking industry in Canada, most recently with TransX and Volvo/Mack Trucks Canada.