Freudenberg-NOK Appoints Vibracoustic North America President

Oct 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from Freudenberg-NOK

    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
     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

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