BMC Summer Meeting Highlights

The Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) recently hosted a successful Summer Meeting in Naples, FL, as part of MEMA’s Aftermarket event. The event featured in-depth discussions on regulatory proceedings, advancements in EV and HEV braking systems, global supply chain challenges, and ongoing initiatives with CARB and Euro 7. BMC Chairman John Bennett honored Bill Murray for his significant contributions to the industry.

The next BMC meeting is scheduled for November 4 at AAPEX.

Key Highlights:

  • Regulatory Proceedings: The council discussed ongoing regulatory developments, emphasizing the importance of staying compliant with evolving standards.
  • Brake Wear Emissions Committee: Updates on the committee’s work with CARB and their impact on the industry were shared.
  • Euro 7 Standards: The potential implications of Euro 7 on brake manufacturers were examined.
  • EV and HEV Braking Systems: Advances in braking technology for electric and hybrid vehicles were highlighted.
  • Global Supply Chain: The current state and challenges of the global supply chain were reviewed.
  • Industry Contributions: Bill Murray was recognized for his outstanding service to the BMC and the braking industry.

The BMC meets again on November 4 at AAPEX. For more information about the meeting, joining the BMC, or applying, visit or contact Susan Pase at [email protected]. The BMC is sponsored by Link Engineering.

About the BMC

Since 1973, the Brake Manufacturers Council has represented the interests of the brake industry. In 2010, it became an operating council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), now part of MEMA’s Aftermarket group.

The BMC represents the interests of brake friction manufacturers by:

  • Engaging with Government Authorities: Communicating with federal, state, and local government authorities that have legislative or regulatory functions affecting automotive brake parts or systems, such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Information Dissemination: Gathering and communicating information on topics of interest to the brake parts industry.
  • Conducting Beneficial Activities: Conducting activities for the common benefit of manufacturers of automotive brake parts or systems, like the Copper-Free Brakes Initiative.
  • Biannual Meetings: Meeting twice a year to address current and anticipated issues facing automotive brake parts and systems manufacturers. These meetings feature guest speakers, council-sponsored projects, and legislative updates.

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