About The Brake Report

The BRAKE Report is the voice of the brake industry. Founded in 2012 by Brian Hagman, it connects brake professionals around the world through the latest news, interviews, company profiles, and more. It is the go-to resource for brake industry executives and professionals around the world.

Through the website, newsletter, and social media, The Brake Report connects daily with thousands of brake industry executives and professionals located in over 100 countries — from C-level executives to highly engaged professionals in all functional areas, including sales, marketing, engineering, operations, product management, finance, and supply chain management.

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Brian Hagman is Founder and Publisher of The Brake Report, as well as President of Hagman Search Group. He was previously a Managing Partner at Sanford Rose Associates, an executive recruitment firm, and a Human Resources leader for Akebono Brake Corporation.

Connect with Brian on LinkedIn or through email at [email protected].


David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics. Kiley is also the author of Getting The Bugs Out: The Rise, Fall and Comeback of Volkswagen in America and Driven: Inside BMW: The Most Admired Car Company in the World. Kiley is also a two-time President of the International Motor Press Association.

Connect with David on LinkedIn or through email at [email protected].


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