Industry veteran Nick Hayes, UK Sales Manager for Car at TMD Friction, was recognized for his outstanding achievements with the prestigious Outstanding Achievement award at the 2023 Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Awards.
Hayes’ career in the automotive aftermarket spans over two decades, with prior experience at Express Factors, Unipart, Autogem, and MAFCO. Now, after nearly 21 years at TMD Friction, he’s leaving an indelible mark as he prepares for retirement at the end of 2023.
The award ceremony, held by the IAAF, saw Kayleigh Bradley of Glen Callum Associates and Mark Field, Chief Executive of the IAAF, present the accolade to Hayes. They highlighted the outpouring of praise from colleagues and customers, all commending his warmth, kindness, and dedication to building strong relationships.
“Nick has certainly made his mark on this industry,” stated Field. “He’s a true gentleman with brilliant customer focus, not only a great ambassador for TMD Friction but for the motor trade as a whole. We’re grateful for his contributions and wish him a well-deserved retirement.”
Hayes’ journey at TMD Friction has been one of steady growth and accomplishment. He consistently went above and beyond, earning the respect and trust of clients while fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment. His unwavering commitment to customer service and industry excellence are precisely what the Outstanding Achievement award celebrates.
About TMD Friction
TMD Friction is a globally recognized leader in high-performance brake friction solutions for the automotive and brake industries. They develop and manufacture disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
TMD Friction provides premium original equipment components to vehicle manufacturers and is a major player in the international aftermarket with renowned brands like Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid, Cobreq, Nisshinbo, and Bendix. Their diverse portfolio also includes brake friction products for motorsports under the Pagid Racing and Mintex Racing brands, and industrial applications under the Cosid brand.
With over 4,200 employees across Europe, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, and Japan, TMD Friction is a driving force in the global automotive industry.