TMD Friction Bolsters Its Sales Team

Source: TMD Friction

HARTLEPOOL, Great Britain – Leading global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two new area sales managers.

Del Smith, who will be covering the Midlands, and Alistair Smith, who will cover the South West, have joined TMD Friction to visit distributors in their areas to encourage sales and retain customer satisfaction.

Del Smith

The new team members have already undergone rigorous training on all of TMD Friction’s brands. Having previously worked at Alliance Automotive Sandicliffe Motor Group and Andrew Page, Del has factoring experience in both the passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors.

Alistair Smith

Alistair has worked closely with buying groups and motor factors during his time at FPS, as well as also working at Alliance Automotive. The two will work simultaneously to visit customers, negotiate sales and build a solid customer base in their dedicated areas.

Nick Hayes, U.K. sales manager at TMD Friction, said: “Expanding our sales team plays a key part in our 2020 plans to enhance and grow our distribution network further. With 42 years combined experience in the automotive industry, Del and Alistair make welcome additions to the sales managers and working with the rest of the team, we’re sure the new appointments will assist in bolstering the technical department and sales offerings.”

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About TMD Friction

TMD Friction, a 100 percent subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., is a global leader in the manufacture of brake pads for the automotive and brake industry. Alongside disc brake pads and drum brake linings for cars and commercial vehicles, the product portfolio also includes motorsport brake pads as well as friction materials for industry.

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.