Solon, OH – March 9, 2012 – Carlisle Brake & Friction is pleased to announce two organizational leadership changes involving our company, as we continue to grow and configure to better serve our key markets with braking, friction, and transmission products and solutions that enhance our customer’s performance.
Chris Koch, President of Carlisle Brake & Friction since 2009, is assuming a newly created corporate role of Group President – Diversified Products, which consists of Carlisle Transportation Products, Carlisle Food Service, and Carlisle Brake & Friction. In this new role, Chris will work with the President of each of these businesses to ensure continued growth of Carlisle’s almost $1.5 billion in revenues in these segments. Prior to serving as CBF President, Chris was President of Asia Pacific for Carlisle.
Matt Dietrich has been appointed President of Carlisle Brake & Friction as of March 1st. Matt joined Carlisle in 2010 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing after over 20 years of significant commercial and managerial experience in several other value-added & solutions-oriented mechanical products industrial businesses, including Timken and Ingersoll-Rand. Matt brings to this role tremendous expertise in a wide variety of major multinational original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket channels in both industrial and automotive markets, with strong correlation and adjacency to CBF’s primary products and markets. Matt will focus on continued execution of CBF’s strategy which includes global growth, new products, new markets, and continued integration of the Carlisle Operating System across our worldwide manufacturing operations.
Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF) is a leading solutions provider of high performance and severe duty brake, clutch and transmission applications to OEM and aftermarket customers in the mining, construction, military, agricultural, motorsports, industrial and
aerospace markets. The strength of CBF’s brands, including Wellman Products Group, Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, Hawk Performance, Cragar, Black Rock, Japan Power Brake, VelveTouch, and Field Pro, gives our customers access to a diverse range of the most highly engineered braking, friction, clutch, and transmission products available to the market today. With ten manufacturing facilities globally located in the U.S., U.K., Italy, China, and Japan, and with over 2,200 employees, CBF serves over 100 leading original equipment manufacturers in 50 countries, making CBF the right choice for your new brake or friction design, no matter where you are in world or what you want to be.