Wednesday, October 28

TMD Performance and Roggenland to Part Ways


Source: TMD Performance

ESSEN, Germany – Kai Roggenland and TMD Performance GmbH will be going separate ways as of next year. After four successful years as Executive Director Motorsport at brake pad specialist PAGID Racing, based in Essen, Germany, he has decided to take on new responsibilities outside the TMD Friction Group.

Roggenland restructured the motorsport department, developed a clear OEM strategy and strengthened the worldwide PAGID Racing dealer network. As a result of these measures, TMD Performance GmbH was able to achieve a considerable increase in turnover during the past four years.

Further important elements of the success were the reorientation of the marketing strategy as well as the introduction of a clear brand image: PAGID Racing – THE DIFFERENCE IN BRAKING.

In all these measures, the focus was on the requirements and the success of the customers all the time, something also reflected by the customer service: the main goal of the motorsport team led by Roggenland is to help clients to get the best performance from their braking systems.

With success: the OEM and customer racing teams relying on PAGID Racing braking performance were able to secure over 120 championship titles, 880 wins and 1,600 podium finishes over the past four years.

Roggenland said, “I am looking back upon four great and successful years at TMD Performance GmbH, in which we as a team were able to successfully reposition the PAGID Racing brand and could celebrate numerous on- and off-track achievements. I am extremely grateful to the TMD management for the confidence they had in me to implement this structural transition.”

Parimal Mody, Executive Vice President OEM, said, “We would like to thank Kai for his outstanding effort. He has laid the foundation for PAGID Racing to ensure that the brand is positioned for the future in the right way. We wish Kai all the best for his future. Currently, we are in intense discussions to find a replacement.”

About PAGID Racing
A member of the TMD Friction Group – a company of the Nisshinbo Group – TMD Performance GmbH is products include brake pads for motorsport and high-performance use under the PAGID Racing label. In the OE segment, renowned race car manufacturers rely on PAGID Racing. In the spare part segment, the brand ranks among the leading suppliers of demanding teams. Numerous victories in racing and rallying are being achieved with PAGID Racing brake products.

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