Art Waldowski has been named the new vp-purchasing for ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business. He is responsible for leading the global purchasing team and implementing the division’s worldwide procurement strategy. He will also focus on driving the direct material optimization (DMO) program plus strengthening and diversifying the group’s supply base.

Waldowski spent the past eight years with Valeo in Auburn Hills, MI., most recently as the division director for North American Purchasing. Prior to that, he held various purchasing positions with ITT and GM. He has more than 20 years of purchasing experience in the automotive industry.