TMD Friction: David Baines successor of Tetsuya Kumakawa as CEO

One of the world`s leading manufacturers of brake friction materials will be led by David Baines, whose long term experience and international expertise will drive the positive development and future orientation of TMD Friction.

Leverkusen, 19.06.2019. TMD Friction announces that effective 1st August 2019 David Baines will be appointed as TMD Friction Group CEO and President. Mr. David Baines will replace current CEO Mr. Tetsuya Kumakawa, who will leave TMD Friction and be appointed at a senior management position inside mother company Nisshinbo Group.

David Baines has more than 30 years’ experience inside TMD Friction across a variety of management roles and disciplines, and has accumulated extensive knowledge of the global automotive market. During the last 15 years of his career with TMD Friction David Baines has held a variety of customer facing roles from regional management to strategic planning and global marketing, and for the last 5 years has held the overall worldwide responsibility for the independent aftermarket business unit inside TMD Friction.

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ABOUT TMD FRICTION

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 www.tmdfriction.com

Contact TMD Friction Group

Christian Bosowski
Corporate Communications
TMD Friction Holdings GmbH, Schlebuscher Straße 99, 51381 Leverkusen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)2171 501 9927
Email: christian.bosowski@tmdfriction.com

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