FMSI Assigns Historic D Number

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — FMSI reached a historic milestone assigning D2500 to the front brake pads on the 2023 Cadillac CT4, according to Frank Oliveto, president of FMSI.

“Reaching this milestone and celebrating our 75th anniversary is a great accomplishment. FMSI has modernized all operations, top graded the staff, and is poised to further expand,” said Oliveto.  

The release of new applications will be increasing during the next five years of the organization. The introduction of new EV and BEV platforms is the reason.

“We also Expect to see more new brake shoe applications,” said Oliveto.

The organization partners with key contributing members to stay current with new applications. The organization releases more than 20 bulletins annually with new applications, updates, and carry-over data, added Oliveto.

The organization president noted, “Jesus Villalobos of Dynamic friction, a key contributing member supplied FMSI the historic D2500 application.”

Founded in 1948 as a trade organization, FMSI and FMS are registered trademarks of Friction Materials Standards Institute. The organization created the standard part numbering system for brake and clutch facings.


Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.