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