PFC Brakes is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. David Mohr to President of PFC Brakes, reporting to the Chairman of the Board and CEO. In his position, Dr. Mohr will work closely with the CEO and the PFC Management Team to pursue the goals set out in the PFC strategic plan.
Dr. Mohr joined PFC in 1994 as a materials scientist. He is credited with advancing PFC’s involvement in racing, supporting OEM projects with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Porsche, Navistar, Daimler Truck and others, as well as continually improving PFC’s CarbonMetallic® friction materials for fleet applications. He previously managed the materials science, disc pad design, dynamometer/vehicle testing departments and for eight years was the Vice President of OEM and Technical Sales, actively growing business in that area.
Dr. Mohr has actively pursued the development of high performance/high temperature composites for more than 36 years. While completing his Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Mohr authored more than 20 publications. After developing improved processing technology for carbon fibers (funded by the U.S. Navy), he then joined the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Energy and Materials Science Laboratory where he concentrated on processing and testing high temperature ceramic composites for U.S. DOE projects. His work has inspired significant development worldwide, according to PFC.
Additionally, Dr. Mohr has served on several SAE committees including several light and commercial vehicle committees that establish test procedures for braking products, and has also led sessions at the annual SAE brake colloquium. Over the course of his career Dr. Mohr has also managed a private business and has worked in R&D for several global companies with manufacturing locations world-wide.
“We are very pleased to make this announcement. David has been a great addition to the PFC team to help focus the direction for the company,” stated Mary Ann Burgoon, Chairman of the Board. “His lengthy technical background as well as intimate knowledge of every process and product at PFC Brakes together with his management training and acumen will help us continue to grow and prosper in the future while we further expand our technology and value to our customers.”
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