TROY, MI — ArvinMeritor announced late yesterday that Terry O’Rourke is resigning from his position as president and COO, to pursue opportunities outside of the company. O’Rourke is resigning from the board of directors as well. The COO position will be eliminated.
O’Rourke joined ArvinMeritor as president of the company’s Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group in March 1999, after serving as group vice president and president of Lear Corp.’s Ford Division. With more than 25 years in the automotive industry, he also served in a number of management roles with the Ford. O’Rourke was named ArvinMeritor COO and a member of the board of directors in May 2002.
“We are grateful for Terry’s commitment to our organization and appreciate his many contributions to the growth and success of ArvinMeritor — first as the leader of the LVS organization and then as COO,” said ArvinMeritor Chairman and CEO Larry Yost. “Terry’s comprehensive industry insight, broad experience and intense customer focus have been valuable assets to our company.”