Friction One: Jim Zhang Inducted Into Federated Vendor Hall of Fame

STAUNTON, Va. – April 16, 2019 – Jim Zhang, founder, chairman and CEO of Friction One, has been inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame. The Federated Hall of Fame induction took place during the recent Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) national meeting held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

“The vendor Hall of Fame is reserved for the best of the best,” said Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts. “We consider many of the past recipients among our closest suppliers, friends and allies. In Jim Zhang, we honor a hard-working leader that will go out of his way to help us, even if there is no benefit to him or his company. He embodies what we look for in a Hall of Fame member as he is a great friend to Federated members in numerous ways, supplying not only quality products, but also great advice and guidance. We couldn’t ask for a better partner and sincerely appreciate Jim Zhang.”

Friction One, established in 2004, is a professional manufacturer of brake pads and brake shoes with the most advanced technology, R&D, production equipment and management team. With a production of more than 12 million sets of brake pads and five million sets of brake shoes, Friction One designs and makes the most comprehensive product range available in the industry.

The Federated Vendor Hall of Fame recognizes one individual each year who demonstrates dedication to excellence, helping to make a difference for Federated and its members. For a list of recent inductees, visit

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