PFC Brakes has announced the promotion of Dr. David Mohr to president of PFC Brakes, reporting to the Chairman of the Board and CEO. In his position, Dr. Mohr will work closely with the CEO and the PFC Management Team to pursue the goals set out in the PFC strategic plan.
PFC Brakes is a manufacturer that develops and produces world-class braking solutions for high performance, severe duty and fleet applications for OEM, Motorsports and aftermarket customers. Products include brake pads, brake discs and calipers.
Dr. Mohr joined PFC in 1994 as a materials scientist. He is credited with advancing PFC’s involvement in racing, supporting OEM projects with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Porsche, Navistar, Daimler Truck and others, as well as continually improving PFC’s CarbonMetallic friction materials for fleet applications. He previously managed the materials science, disc pad design and dynamometer/vehicle testing departments and for eight years was the vice president of OEM and Technical Sales, actively growing business in that area.
Dr. Mohr has actively pursued the development of high-performance/high-temperature composites for more than 36 years. While completing his Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Mohr authored more than 20 publications. After developing improved processing technology for carbon fibers (funded by the U.S. Navy), he then joined the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Energy and Materials Science Laboratory, where he concentrated on processing and testing high-temperature ceramic composites for U.S. DOE projects. His work has inspired significant development worldwide, according to PFC.
In addition, Dr. Mohr has served on several SAE committees including several light and commercial vehicle committees that establish test procedures for braking products, and also has led sessions at the annual SAE brake colloquium. Over the course of his career, Dr. Mohr also has managed a private business and has worked in R&D for several global companies with manufacturing locations worldwide.
“We are very pleased to make this announcement. David has been a great addition to the PFC team to help focus the direction for the company,” said Mary Ann Burgoon, chairman of the Board. “His lengthy technical background as well as intimate knowledge of every process and product at PFC Brakes together with his management training and acumen will help us continue to grow and prosper in the future while we further expand our technology and value to our customers.”