DETROIT, Mich.–TMD Friction has announced that effective from 1st August 2019 David Baines will be appointed as TMD Friction Group CEO and President. Mr. David Baines will replace current CEO Mr. Tetsuya Kumakawa, who will leave TMD Friction and be appointed at a senior management position inside parent company Nisshinbo Group.

David Baines has more than 30 years’ experience inside TMD Friction across a variety of management roles and disciplines, and has accumulated extensive knowledge of the global automotive market. During the last 15 years of his career with TMD Friction, David Baines has held a variety of customer facing roles from regional management to strategic planning and global marketing, and for the last five years has held the overall worldwide responsibility for the independent aftermarket business unit inside TMD Friction.

His most recent post was as Executive Vice President Independent Aftermarket.

TMD Friction is a global leader in friction material, serving the commercial and passenger market, both OE and aftermarket segments.