Chris Villavarayan has been given the task of improving the supply chain network at Meritor, the automotive drive train manufacturer, in his new role of vice president, global manufacturing and supply chain management, commercial truck.
He takes up the position on 1st June.
Villavarayan will responsible for global manufacturing operations, increasing results-based lean initiatives, improving the supply chain network, and continuing the focus on standardization and process excellence.
US-based Meritor has facilities in 19 countries supplying drivetrains, mobility, braking and aftermarket equipment for commercial vehicle and industrial markets.
“Since December 2009, Chris has been the driving force and change agent in the growth of Meritor’s business in India and management of Automotive Axles Ltd, the company’s partnership with the Kalyani Group,” said Tim Bowes, president, commercial truck.
“Chris exceeded all expectations in overseeing Meritor’s operations, sales and marketing initiatives and product development in India which have set the stage for continued growth in this important market.”