TMD Friction

The Client

TMD Friction is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of original equipment brake friction material for passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the global automotive industry, a valued supplier of safety-critical components to the majority of marques and a driving force in OE and replacement braking products for OES and the aftermarket, through a range of brands.

The Challenge

TS Grale was retained by TMD Friction UK to source a new lead for HSE across their Aftermarket Business which has facilities in the UK, Germany, France, Romania and Brazil with a workforce totalling circa 1800 employees.

The organisation was keen to ensure they undertook a broad search for chartered safety talent from within other world class manufacturing and assembly businesses, with an emphasis on finding an individual with a proven ability working internationally to improve process and systems.

The Solution

Following an initial consultation with the team at TMD Friction, TS Grale created a bespoke search strategy to generate a map of the HSE leadership community within best in class environments and specific geographies.

Following a rigorous search process we were able to produce a long list of candidates and assessed each of them face to face against the agreed brief and submitted a shortlist of five candidates for discussion with our client.

The Result

The HSE Leader was successfully appointed from the shortlist delivered by TS Grale.

“This was the second time we have utilised the services of the team at TS Grale to identify leaders for our business. We have been delighted with the results and would not hesitate to utilise them for future leadership positions within our business”

Liam Booth
Vice President Operations Global Aftermarket, TMD Friction