The Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) has added three new members – Carlos Agudelo, Alexandre Casaril and Jason Janssen.

GBSC Chairman Scott Lambert said, “We are very excited to start working with our newest members on a variety of opportunities to help extend our growing influence and presence. These gentlemen are first-class brake professionals with very diverse skill sets that further enhance our council’s ability to ensure ethical manufacturing and brake safety.”

Agudelo is director of advanced technology development for LINK Engineering. He is chairman of the SAE Brake Dynamometer and the SAE Vehicle Dynamics Standards Committees, and vice-chairman of the SAE Brake Lining Standards Committee. He is active (as chairman or member) on SAE, ISO and UNECE/GRPE/PMP committees and task forces.

Casaril has a strong background in materials engineering, with a MSc and doctorate in the area. With 13 years working as a researcher and development engineer for friction materials at Fras-le, he is currently the chief of engineering & innovation. He leads R&D&I activities which are going to define the next generation of technologies and products Fras-le will offer to markets globally.

Janssen has served the aftermarket brake industry for the past 11 years in various roles in sales, operations, and management. He currently holds the position of general manager at ABS Friction, a Canadian-based, premium brake pad manufacturer.

The GBSC was established with the intent to uphold the highest standards for brake safety and is dedicated to responsible manufacturing in the automotive industry. With upwards of 200 years in cumulative experience, this group of technical experts is composed of: professional engineers, OE design engineers, product development and R&D professionals. This team is committed to raising awareness of issues that are critical to public safety through education.

To learn more about the GBSC, see www.gbscouncil.com.

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