Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has promoted Krista Sohm to vp of communications. The company noted that Lin Cummins, formerly senior vp of communications at Meritor for nearly 13 years, has elected to retire from Meritor at the end of the year, at which time she will explore other endeavors in the field of communications. Sohm will report directly to Mary Lehmann, senior vp of treasury, corporate development, communications and investor relations.
"Lin has been a valued strategic partner within the company and a well-respected professional in the industry for many years," said Chip McClure, chairman, CEO & president for Meritor. "We view Communications as a business imperative whose function is to build and protect the company's brand in every region of the world. Krista has made significant contributions to the company over the last 11 years and is well-prepared to lead our global Communication team following Lin's retirement."
In her new role, Sohm will be responsible globally for brand management, corporate communications, executive communications, employee communications, marketing communications, media relations, governmental affairs and community relations.
Sohm has been with Meritor since 2000, when she joined the company as manager of internal communications. Since that time, the company noted, she has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as senior director of corporate communications.
Prior to joining Meritor, Sohm spent more than nine years in strategic communication and marketing roles at EDS GM Global Communications, EDS Corporate Marketing for the Detroit Region and EDS Human Performance Services.
Sohm holds a BS in Management from Oakland University in Rochester, MI and an MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit..