Molina Named Akebono Southeast District Manager

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Source: Akebono Brake Corporation announcement

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Akebono Brake Corporation announced the addition of Willy Molina to the aftermarket sales team.  Molina will fill the role of Southeast District Manager reporting to Matt Kenefick Akebono Eastern Region Sales Manager.

“Willy is a true sales professional with a strong passion for the automotive aftermarket and we are looking forward to him working closely with our professional installers, fleets, municipalities, jobber stores and distributors,” said Kenefick. 

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Molina has 25-plus years of experience in the automotive aftermarket that started out on the lube rack of a local repair shop which evolved into running five professional service centers.

He spent 12 years in outside-sales and store-manager roles at AutoPlus/Pep Boys and Bennett Auto Supply.  After a few years at Dorman Products, Molina moved into his most recent position as territory sales manager at Petro Choice.

Molina attended Tampa University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Management. He will be based out of his home office in Florida. 

“My love for automotive runs deep in my blood, and my passion for vehicles matches my passion for success,” said Molina.

About Akebono Brake Corporation

Akebono Brake Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced braking systems and pioneer of ceramic friction technology.  A leader in ceramic friction material development and production, with a focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), analysis and control.  Akebono sells ultra-premium ceramic disc brake pads made in the USA for the automotive aftermarket under the brands ProACT, EURO and Akebono Performance. 

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 About Akebono Brake Industry Co, Ltd.

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7238), founded in 1929, is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. The Akebono Group operates R&D centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, including in Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia.

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