Source: TMD Friction
TROY, Mich. – Leading global original-equipment (OE) brakes manufacturer TMD Friction has strengthened its sales, marketing and technical divisions with the appointment of James Harper to its technical field support team.
With more than 30 years’ experience within the automotive industry, James will be working within the Southwest and Southeast regions to offer training on new products, processes and ranges within the company’s brand portfolio.
James will also be a key contact for garages and distributor staff, visiting both to host training evenings and presentations on TMD Friction’s products and future technologies. Working under TMD Friction’s head of technical training, James will ensure all members of the TMD team in the Southwest and Southeast have the most up-to-date training when it comes to best practice and brake replacement processes, as well as fully briefing the team on new product developments.
Head of technical training, Scott Irwin, said: “With James’ extensive experience within the automotive industry working with garage equipment, he boasts a host of knowledge when it comes to brake systems. Most recently, James worked as a product promotor and technical trainer for Valeo UK, making him the ideal fit for the TMD Friction team where he’ll be required to provide training and assistance to mechanics and sales teams.
“As the TMD Friction brand continues to grow, we are dedicated to ensuring every employee is aware of best practice and the most innovative processes when it comes to brake replacement. This new appointment will help us with exactly that and bolster the technical department and sales offerings.”
About TMD Friction
TMD Friction is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of brake friction materials for the automotive and brake industry. The company’s product portfolio comprises disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles together with friction materials for racing and industrial applications.
With its brands Textar, Mintex, DON, Pagid and Cobreq, TMD Friction has a market-leading position in the global replacement parts market. Under the brand names Cosid and Dynotherm, the company develops and produces friction materials for industrial applications. The company has four operations in Germany as well as in Europe, USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and South Africa. The Group employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. For further information www.tmdfriction.com.