MEMBERSHIP

Those wishing to participate as members of the GBSC must be actively engaged in the material supply, production or testing of automotive, truck and commercial vehicle components used in the manufacture of brake pad and brake shoe assemblies OR member of legislative/governing body engaged in the promotion of safety in the automotive industry.

ALLAN WEN

R&D ENGINEER

10 years work experience in brake pad and caliper engineering, specially focusing on brake pad production process, formulation and raw material development, brake pad and caliper validation.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To ensure that the research being developed is properly analyzed before being presented to market.

ASHLEY CHEUNG

PROCESS ANALYST

With 14 years in the automotive business and the last 11 years dealing directly with the braking industry, Ashley brings experience and insight on supplying a trusted quality product.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To ensure that the research being developed is properly analyzed before being presented to market.

CHUCK GREENING

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Chuck Greening is president of Greening Associates, Inc./Greening Testing Laboratories, Inc., an independent testing facility and test system manufacturing and consulting firm. Chuck has over 35 years testing experience in the areas of brakes, transmissions, and friction materials.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

When it comes to brakes, safety is paramount. I am interested in developing objective, vehicle relevant standards for replacement brake components, assuring the end-user that the service parts installed on their car or truck meet minimum performance requirements in keeping with those demanded of the original vehicle manufacturer.

ERIC ROSZMAN

VICE PRESIDENT

Eric Roszman is the Vice President of R&D North America for Akebono, part of the Akebono Brake Company Ltd. Having been part of the Akebono team for 20 years, Eric has hands-on experience in the end-to-end development of entire brake systems for Akebono’s OE partners, as well as leading Akebono’s N.A. Foundation Brake and Friction Development teams.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To influence both manufacturers and regulators in establishing basic levels of performance for brake products via the identification of existing product shortcomings, preventing the potential compromise of brake function and safety.

IAN B. CURRINS

ENGINEER

With 14 years in the automotive business and the last 11 years dealing directly with the braking industry, Ashley brings experience and insight on supplying a trusted quality product.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To ensure that the research being developed is properly analyzed before being presented to market.

JACK CARNEY

VICE PRESIDENT

As Vice President of Thomas P Carney Inc. General Contractors, Jack has been instrumental in a long term growth strategy that has seen the company grow from $500,000 projects to projects between $50 and $200 million. The company recently celebrated its 60 year anniversary and is making plans for the next 40 years with the intent of celebrating a 100 year anniversary.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To raise global awareness of the importance of brake safety.

JOHN BENNETT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

John is Managing Director of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Detroit, Inc (TSSD),part the Trelleborg Group. Trelleborg is a global industrial group offering leading-edge expertise in polymer technology combined with advanced industrial know-how regarding functional solutions and systems meeting customer requirements.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

Being part of a company that values and is focused on product quality and safety I have a personal responsibility to do my best to support this initiative across the industries to whom we do business.

MARK LAVELLE

OEM SPECIALIST

Of his 20 year career in automotive industry, Mark has spent the last 11 years focused on the braking industry, focused primarily on the O.E. sector. Mark has committed himself to ensuring that aftermarket brakes meet the safety standards mandated by the Original equipment manufacturers.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To raise global awareness of the importance of brake safety.

NGHI PHAM

MECHANICAL ENGINEER: MACHINE DESIGN

Design and build tools for manufacturing steel disc brake shoes since 1988.

Member of SAE since 1995.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To provide leadership guidance and product expertise as we raise global awareness of the importance of brake safety.

RICK JAMIESON

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Rick is the CEO or “Chief Energizing Officer” of ABS Friction, a company he co-founded in 1995. Guelph-based ABS Friction, a Canadian owned and operated family business is a leader in the automotive replacement industry, currently supplying to over 20 unique markets around the world.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

As a manufacturer I have a responsibility. I am accountable to my customers to make the safest and most environmentally friendly products possible.

SCOTT LAMBERT

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Scott has spent the last 12 years focused on the braking industry, specifically at the original equipment level.


WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To expose and correct the ever-increasing gap between the OE industry and the Aftermarket suppliers who emulate those products.

TAMER ZAKHARY

PRODUCT MANAGER

With 15 years in the automotive business and the last 12 years in the braking industry, I bring experience from the installer level all the way to the manufacturing of brake pads.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To help improve and set standards that will ensure that all aspects of a brake pads are designed with safety in mind.

TROY HYLTON

ENGINEERING DIRECTOR

Troy has spent 23 years in the automotive braking industry. He has focused on both aftermarket and OE brake product lines. He has been heavily involved in the development of NRS and Fineblank Plus technologies.

WHY I AM IN THE GBSC

To ensure that the research being developed is properly analyzed before being presented to market.