ZF Group: Interview with Ryan Biehl

In our first official episode of the Coffee Brake podcast, brought to you by The BRAKE Report, we delve deep into the world of advanced braking systems, the fascinating intersection of cutting-edge tech, and the ever-evolving dynamics of the automobile industry. We are privileged to host a revealing conversation with Ryan Biehl, the Senior Vice President of Foundation Brakes Product Line at ZF.

From a riveting journey that traces Ryan’s ascent within ZF Group to an in-depth exploration of his day-to-day responsibilities, our dialogue offers listeners a panoramic view of leadership in an industry that never stops. More than just an executive, Ryan is an innovator. His insights into how ZF constantly redefines innovation, especially in brake technology, are bound to inspire and educate.

But what truly sets this episode apart is Ryan’s candid discussion about challenges. In an era where vehicle technology is undergoing seismic shifts, Ryan sheds light on ZF’s strategies for shifting toward electric and autonomous vehicles. How is the brake industry reacting? What makes ZF stand out from its competitors? Ryan shares it all.

Yet, at the heart of it, this conversation is about the people. The young minds eager to make their mark, the seasoned professionals sculpting the future, and the visionaries, like Ryan who guide them. From sage advice for newcomers to strategies for attracting fresh talent in an often-overlooked sector, Ryan’s perspectives are as refreshing as they are enlightening.

As we navigate this journey with Ryan, we also get a glimpse into the future—both for ZF’s brake division and the industry at large. It’s a future filled with possibilities, challenges, and, above all, relentless innovation.

Don’t miss out on this enriching episode as we hit the brakes to understand the force that drives the vehicle technology world forward. Listen now!

Brian Hagman
Brian Hagman

Brian Hagman is founder of Hagman Media, with platforms including The BRAKE Report, The EV Report, and Self Drive News. Brian is also President of Hagman Search, a specialized recruiting firm supporting organizations in the Braking, eMobility, and Automated Driving segments.