Molina appointed director of the southeastern district of Akebono

Source: Announcement from Akebono Brake Corporation

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Akebono Brake Corporation announced the addition of Willy Molina to the aftermarket sales team. Molina will serve as Southeast District Manager and report to Matt Kenefick Akebono, Eastern Region Sales Manager.

“Willy is a true sales professional with a strong passion for the automotive aftermarket and we look forward to seeing him working closely with our professional installers, fleets, municipalities, wholesalers and distributors,” said Kenefick.

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Molina has over 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket that started in the lubricant support of a local repair shop that evolved into the management of five professional service centers.

He spent 12 years in outside sales and store manager roles at AutoPlus/Pep Boys and Bennett Auto Supply. After a few years at Dorman Products, Molina held his most recent position as Territory Sales Manager at Petro Choice.

Molina attended the University of Tampa where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He will be based out of his home office in Florida.

“My love for the automobile runs deep in my blood and my passion for vehicles matches my passion for success,” Molina said.

About Akebono Brake Corporation

Akebono Brake Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced braking systems and a pioneer in ceramic friction technology. A leader in the development and production of ceramic friction materials, with a focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), analysis and control. Akebono sells ultra-premium, American-made ceramic disc brake pads for the automotive aftermarket under the ProACT, EURO, and Akebono Performance brand names.

About Akebono Brake Industry Co, Ltd.

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7238), founded in 1929, is a world leader in the development and production of advanced braking and friction materials. The Akebono Group operates R&D centers and manufacturing facilities around the world, including Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Daniel E. Murphy