Patrascu earned the award for his contributions to driveline engineering in the areas of customer applications, application analysis and product design. He was also recognized for his role as the principal application/project engineer responsible for establishing Meritor's driveline business in Brazil. In addition, he applied his knowledge of drivelines to develop a state-of-the-art driveline angle analyzer used by the company's North American Field Operations, fleets and dealerships.
Patrascu also designed drivelines for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Super Lite 16N and Super Truck products. He developed and worked extensively with the new 16MXL bushing sealing system and designed and developed the first swage driveline that allows for higher rotational speeds.
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.
"His knowledge and creativity were instrumental to the success of a variety of applications," said Joe ElBehairy, vice president, Engineering and Quality. "We are pleased to recognize his many accomplishments with this award."
Patrascu joined Meritor in 2008 from American Axle & Manufacturing in Detroit where he was a senior project engineer. He has held a variety of engineering positions of increasing responsibility since 1995. Patrascu, who lives in West Bloomfield, Mich., holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from University of Petrosani in Romania.
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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