Sunday, November 29

MASU Names Olson Head of New Product Development

Source: MASU Brakes announcement

Northville, Mich. – Sarah Olson has joined MASU Brakes as Head of New Product Development.  Her responsibilities include oversight of customer launches, formulation development for commercial vehicle and automotive applications, competitive benchmarking, and raw material selection.

“Sarah brings a substantial breadth of knowledge and we are confident that she will help us further strengthen our product line and provide world-class support in helping our customers reach their objectives,” said a MASU spokesperson.

Olson has more than 20 years of experience in product development in the automotive industry.  She has developed and launched numerous new friction products for a full range of on-road vehicles.  Her experience working with original equipment manufacturers coupled with her aftermarket product management knowledge provides a wide range of expertise to help expand the MASU Brakes business.

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Olson earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, both from the University of Nebraska.  She started her career in Lincoln as a rubber compounder for Goodyear Tire & Rubber. 

In 2004 Olson joined Federal-Mogul as a friction formulator.  Over her career at Federal-Mogul she held roles of increasing responsibility including director of Product Engineering and director of Product Management. 

“I am excited to be working with such a talented and genuine group of people!  MASU Brakes has established themselves as a proven brake supplier in North America, and I look forward to being part of their growth,” said Olson.

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