Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) wishes to announce that effective September 1, 2023, Phillip Joseph will be appointed to the role of General Manager. Phillip’s promotion will now see him lead all departments within DBA.
Phillip has gained extensive experience in management positions over the last six and half years with DBA. He started his career with DBA while the business was under his family’s ownership, building an initial understanding of DBA through working at the coalface in roles including manufacturing, warehousing, and sales.
Subsequently, Phillip focused on building his career in finance and worked with industry leading organisations across Financial Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. Given Phillip’s appreciation for DBA and enthusiasm to contribute his expertise, he returned to the business in 2017 and led the business through its acquisition by ASX-listed GUD Holdings Limited (ASX:GUD), Australia’s leading owner of automotive aftermarket brands. In his role as General Manager – Operations, Phillip has spent the last five years further developing his knowledge of not only DBA but the wider automotive aftermarket.
Phillip is proud of the DBA team’s achievements and success of the business. “DBA has experienced a period of record growth, both domestically and internationally. Our focus is now on servicing the market even better through working closer than ever with our direct customers, workshops and end users, ongoing re-investment in the business, and continuing to maintain our innovation and technical leadership position in the market. I look forward to leading DBA through this next exciting phase” said Phillip about his impending appointment.
Phillip will take over the leadership of DBA from Executive General Manager, Gideon Segal, who steps back to focus on leading GUD’s Undercar Group, consisting of DBA and Australian Clutch Services (ACS). “I congratulate Phillip on his appointment. He brings passion and energy for the continued development of DBA and together with the team will drive the growth aspired for the business.” said Gideon. DBA would like to wholeheartedly thank Gideon for his years of leadership of the business.
Disc Brakes Australia is Australia’s leading manufacturer, designer and global marketer of aftermarket and OE-replacement brake rotors and drums, brake pads and shoes, brake cylinders, calipers, brake hoses and fluids, wear sensors and other ancillary items.
DBA’s product range covers over 97 per cent of the Australian car parc, with direct replacement brake rotors and pads catering for street vehicles, performance upgrades, towing, 4×4 / SUV, military / armoured vehicles, track and motorsport applications. While proud of its Australian roots and its local achievements, DBA over time has truly grown into a global player, servicing the world through distribution centres across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA, distributors on all continents, and exporting to over 30 countries.
Disc Brakes Australia is a long-term member of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), and the company has long been a champion of safety in the Australian Automotive industry. Its dedication to quality and service has been recognised with nearly 20 manufacturing, product, and export awards from the AAAA. DBA is also a founding member of the Australian Auto Innovation Centre (AIC).‹ Previous Next ›