Ed Frutig has been made vp & gm of ArvinMeritor’s new Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) Chassis Systems division. He will be responsible for leading this new business unit’s accelerated plan for profitable growth through customer-focused initiatives, including global expansion, and commercialization of advanced-engineering products.

ArvinMeritor’s new LVS Chassis Systems business unit includes: the newly combined ride control group offering light-, medium- and heavy-duty original equipment and replacement shock absorbers and struts; the light vehicle suspension modules group offering original equipment cross-car and wheel-end chassis modules; and the Meritor Suspension Systems Company (MSSC) joint venture, offering coil springs, and stabilizer and torsion bars for the North American passenger car market.

Frutig, a 20-year veteran of the automotive industry, comes to Troy, MI-based ArvinMeritor from Cooper-Standard Automotive, where he served as vp-global sales & engineering, handling the company’s engineering, sales, program management and finance needs for its Fluid Systems business unit.