Clement de Valon appointed new Executive Vice President of the Independent Aftermarket at TMD Friction

Clement de Valon has been on board at TMD Friction since September.
As of 1 October, 2019, he will assume responsibility of the global aftermarket business.

Leverkusen, 8th of October 2019. Effective 1 October 2019, Clement de Valon, 46, will be responsible for the Independent Aftermarket at TMD Friction, one of the world’s leading brake pad manufacturers. He takes over from David Baines, who was appointed CEO and President of TMD Friction Group on 1st August. In his role, de Valon will report directly to Baines. “I’m really looking forward to this exciting new challenge”, says de Valon. “The automotive business is facing fundamental changes in terms of mobility, technology and the environment, and our team’s goal is to further strengthen TMD Friction’s position as a strong and sustainable partner for all our aftermarket customers.”

Clement de Valon has many years of aftermarket expertise. In recent years he has held various management positions at the automotive suppliers Valeo and Garrett, and over the course of more than 24 years he has built up extensive know-how in this business in sales, marketing and general management. During his 17 years with Valeo his focus was always on the independent aftermarket. In his most recent role with the company, he was responsible for global activities for IAM wiper blades. After Valeo, de Valon moved on to Garrett in 2012, where he managed the global turbocharger aftermarket business until 2019.

De Valon has a deep understanding of international sales and intercultural cooperation. In the course of his previous activities, he was in direct contact with aftermarket customers in more than 100 countries around the world – all while leading sales & marketing teams on five different continents.

Caption 1: Effective 1st of October 2019, Clement de Valon will be responsible for the Independent Aftermarket as Executive Vice President at TMD Friction.
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TMD Friction is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of brake friction materials to the automotive and brake industry. The company’s product portfolio comprises disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles together with friction materials for racing and industrial applications. With its brands Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid, and Cobreq, TMD Friction has a market-leading position in the global replacement parts market. Under the brand names Cosid and Dynotherm TMD Friction develops and produces friction materials for industrial applications. TMD Friction has operations in Germany as well as in Europe, USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and South Africa. The TMD Friction Group employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide. TMD is part of the NISSHINBO Group. For further information please visit

Contact TMD Friction Group

Sabine Brühl
Group Creative Marketing Manager
Independent Aftermarket
TMD Friction Services GmbH
Schlebuscher Str. 99, 51381 Leverkusen
Telefon: +49 (0)2171 703 2511

Meike Kleemann
Hohenzollernring 14, 50672 Cologne
+49 (0)221 / 53 41 088-38

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