FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Sept. 10, 2013) — Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd. has hired Mike Bruening as district manager for the company's central region.
"Mike strengthens our sales force with his decades of experience serving the biggest names in the automotive aftermarket parts industry," said Ken Selinger, director, Akebono aftermarket sales and marketing.
Akebono said Mr. Bruening has more than 30 years of automotive sales experience, most recently with XL Parts, where he served as a territory sales manager. While there, he consistently grew sales volume 30-40 percent each month and more than doubled daily sales volume within his assigned territory in a year, Akebono said.
Prior to his time with XL, Akebono said Mr. Bruening spent nearly 12 years at Federal-Mogul Corp. in sales and product positions and also spent 21 years at Cloyes Gear and Products.
Mr. Bruening will report to Brian Horvath, regional manager for the central region.