Farmington Hills, Mich. – December 10, 2020 – Akebono Brake Corporation is excited to announce the addition of Matthew Kenefick to the Aftermarket Team as Sales Manager for the Eastern Region.  Matthew joins Akebono with an impressive Aftermarket background, his most recent position of Regional Sales Manager at K&N Engineering.  Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University, with a focus in Automotive Aftermarket Management.

Matthew will be based in Atlanta, GA and receive support from Bill Perlmutter, District Sales Manager based in New Jersey covering Pennsylvania, New York and all North Eastern States and Dom Ramirez, District Sales Manager, based in Chicago and cover the Mid-West as well as oversee key customers in Mexico and Latin America.

We are confident Matt will bring positive direction to our sales team, and with his background and key customer relationships we are looking forward to building sales opportunities for Akebono and our Aftermarket brands.

A complete breakdown of territory responsibility and contact information, for each can be found on our website: https://akebonobrakes.com/aftermarket.


Edward Gerhardt
Akebono Brake Corporation
(248) 303-3928

Jennifer Lajcaj
Akebono Brake Corporation
(248) 320-0017


About Akebono Brake Corporation

Akebono Brake Corporation, North America’s leading supplier of advanced braking systems and pioneer of ceramic friction technology.  A leader in ceramic friction material development and production, with a focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), analysis and control.  Akebono sells Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads, Made in the USA for the Automotive Aftermarket under the brands ProACT, EURO and Akebono Performance.                                           

For more information, visit www.akebonobrakes.com


About Akebono Brake Industry Co, Ltd.

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7238), founded in 1929, is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. The Akebono Group operates R&D centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, including in Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia.

For more information, visit www.akebono-brake.com/english/index.html.

Proudly Made in the USA

Akebono Brakes are trusted by manufacturers globally, delivering superior braking power, quiet performance, and longer rotor and pad life. As a pioneer of ceramic friction technology, Akebono is proud to manufacture 100 percent of its aftermarket brakes in the USA. Enjoy a smoother ride and clean wheels with Akebono Brakes.