GMP Friction Products Point of Contact Program Improves Defense Industry Communication

Top Quote Strong Military Focus Creates Unique Single POC for Government Programs End Quote
  • Akron, OH (1888PressRelease) October 21, 2011 - GMP Friction Products, a global leader in the development of specialty sintered metallic friction materials in the clutch and brake markets, streamlines communication with the military by offering a single point of contact for all project communication. The single point of contact (POC) is responsible for ensuring efficient coordination of all facets of the concept-to-customer experience, in particular, the exacting process required of vendors working directly with government agencies or any branch of the military.

    "As a small business, we needed to make it easier to manage the Defense department projects and their contractors," said Jerry Lynch, president and COO of GMP Friction Products. "GMP Friction Products offers a single person to coordinate communication between the prime contractors and their sub-contractors to ensure the programs stay on track and departments are held accountable for their role in the process."

    The role of the POC has proven invaluable with coordinating the efforts between prime and sub- contractors ensuring the governmental project leader only has to communicate with one person for any updates. It is important to have someone who can speak the same language.

    Recently, John Murphy, Program Manager and the POC for GMP Friction Products, attended the Modern Day Marine Expo in Quantico, Virginia and the annual meeting and expo for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) convention in Washington D.C. He works directly with military representatives to help them source the high quality, high performance friction materials they need for either wet and dry applications, regardless of the temperature or terrain the vehicles traverse.

    GMP Friction Products, a self certified, women-owned business, has developed customized capability statements that address the unique requirements and applications found in U.S. Military vehicles and equipment. For a capabilities statement, contact GMP Friction Products by calling 330-633-1226 or visiting their website.

    About GMP Friction Products
    Since 1929, GMP Friction Products has designed and manufactured brake pads and clutch plates for use in a variety of industrial and automotive applications. They provide friction material products to non-automotive industrial manufacturers such as off-road vehicles, construction, industrial equipment, aerospace, heavy truck, and other specialty markets. GMP Friction Products is a privately-held woman-owned small business. As a world leader in sintered metallic friction materials, they specialize in working with clients to engineer and create customized parts in a range of materials for controlling, stopping, or transmitting power. For more information, call 330-633-1226 or visit their website at

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