Freudenberg-NOK Appoints Vibracoustic North America President
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibracoustic North America, the NVH business of Freudenberg-NOK, has appointed Dr. Mehdi Ilkhani-Pour as president. The announcement was made by Dr. Mohsen Sohi, chief executive officer of Freudenberg-NOK. "We welcome Mehdi to the Freudenberg-NOK and Vibracoustic family," said Sohi. "His in-depth technical and industry knowledge will ensure that our customers benefit from the latest advancements in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) products provided by Freudenberg-NOK, the leading technology company in NVH solutions." said Sohi. Mehdi, a former employee of Freudenberg-NOK for seven years, originally joined Freudenberg-NOK in 1993 in the Manchester, New Hampshire facility, where he fulfilled the position as Business/Technical Director for the Plastic Products Division. In 1996, Mehdi became President of the Automotive Vibration Division and relocated to Plymouth, Michigan, where he remained for four years. As President, he improved sales growth and strengthened the market position of Vibracoustic in the North American market. Mehdi brings over 20 years of management experience in technology, product development, marketing and sales, manufacturing, finance and general management in the automotive and industrial segments. In his new leadership position, Mehdi will oversee Vibracoustic North America's operations with total revenue of approximately $150 million. Most recently, Mehdi was founder and president of Navtech LLC, in Farmington Hills, Michigan, a technology driven company that focuses on high performance microcellular polyurethane products for NVH applications. Mehdi holds a Masters of Science degree and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Vibracoustic North America is part of the Global Vibracoustic Alliance, one of the world's largest automotive vibration control enterprises, focused on total vehicle NVH solutions and capable of serving automakers in any region of the world. Headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., Vibracoustic North America has a state-of-the-art technology and testing facility housing a complete range of NVH related analytical and test equipment, including full chassis and engine dynamometers in anechoic chambers. The company uses advanced computer-modeling and analytical capabilities to help automakers take a systems approach to NVH reduction early in the vehicle development stage, with the goal of reducing cost, weight and development time and enhancing customer satisfaction. A leading supplier of vibration control products and North America's leading producer of microcellular urethane NVH components, Vibracoustic North America offers NVH design solutions and a broad portfolio of components and packages, including engine, body and cradle mounts; jounce bumpers; and through its Vibration Control Technologies, LLC joint venture, torsional vibration dampers. It also offers unique capabilities for complete noise path analysis, an intense focus on analytical techniques and an expanded product line that includes suspension air springs, conventional and hydraulic chassis mounts, dynamic dampers and other innovative NVH components. For more information, visit the Vibracoustic North America website at http://www.vibracoustic.com Founded in 1989, Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership is a joint venture between Freudenberg & Co. of Germany and NOK Corp. of Japan. Together, the companies make up the world's largest producer of elastomeric seals and custom-molded products. Freudenberg-NOK offers a broad portfolio of sealing, noise and vibration control products for automotive, aerospace, healthcare and medical, commercial vehicle, industrial, oil and gas, and semiconductor markets. The company's headquarters in Plymouth, Mich., features an 80,000 square foot facility housing the most extensive supplier-operated facility for developing and testing engineered materials in the Americas. Freudenberg-NOK employs approximately 6,000 associates and has more than 39 locations in the Americas and draws upon a globally integrated supply of products from factories in over 27 countries. Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership serves its customers worldwide by providing innovative solutions, unmatched technical capabilities and globally integrated products. For more information, visit www.freudenberg-nok.com.
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