Fullbright earned the award for distinguished contributions to the continued improvement, flexibility, capability and safety of Asheville's housing manufacturing process. He was recognized for his role in the design, development and installation of an induction heater for a large blanking press. The project resulted in significant capacity and productivity improvements, as well as cost savings.
The Engineer of the Year is selected by a committee composed of members from the company's Manufacturing, Industrialization, Supply Chain, and Engineering groups. The award recognizes achievements during the company's 2011 fiscal year. Nominations were submitted in early 2012.
"Tim's ability to effectively take action through the application of intuition and experience is impressive," said Chris Snodgrass, vice president, Axles and Drivelines, North America.
He joined Meritor 2004 as a senior controls engineer after spending 18 years with American Enka/BASF in a variety engineering roles. Fullbright lives in Asheville, N.C., and has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 10,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.
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