Winhere Names Russ Barker as Director of Sales


BARTLETT, IL–Winhere Brake Parts, Inc. announced the appointment of aftermarket industry veteran Russ Barker as its new Director of Sales.

Prior to joining Winhere, Barker was the Director of Sales and Marketing for GB Remanufacturing. He brings over 26 years of automotive aftermarket experience to Winhere.

Barker is a member of the Automotive Sales Council and has served on AWDA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council (MAC).  He will be based at Winhere’s corporate offices and distribution center in suburban Chicago.

“We are excited to have Russ join Winhere, he will be instrumental in our continued growth as the premier aftermarket supplier of premium brake drums and rotors,” said Doug Labac, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Winhere offers a full range of brake rotors and drums with more than 99% coverage of cars, SUVs, light / medium duty trucks on the road. Winhere offers a variety of rotors and drums including high carbon, coated, painted, standard and drilled/slotted. Winhere also has the capability to manufacture and distribute heavy duty truck and high performance rotors.

Servicing both OE and the aftermarket, Winhere introduced the Lean Manufacturing System to its production process and all operations are conducted under the Quality Control of TüV Rheinland, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services.

Winhere Auto-Part Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the parent company of WBPI has grown rapidly to become the largest professional brake manufacturer of discs/drums in China, shipping and producing more than 48 million units annually to its customers all over the world.

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David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.