GMP Friction Products Hires Interns for the Summer

The Friction Materials Manufacturer Appoints Three Engineering Interns

AKRON, OHIO (August 12, 2013) – GMP Friction Products, a leading manufacturer of clutch plate brake pads friction materials, hired three interns for the summer. Engineering majors Edward Armentrout, Andrew Joseph Leppo and Adam C. Seal will utilize their studies and talents, while contributing to several departments at the friction products manufacturer.

“We’re very excited to have fresh talent as a part of the GMP Friction Products team this summer,” said Jerry Lynch, COO and President of GMP Friction Products. “Each intern has much to share from their respected field of study. We’re looking forward to giving them an opportunity to learn from us, while giving them career experience and developing their skill sets.”

Seal attends The Ohio State University and will graduate in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Armentrout received his Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron and has experience with computer-aided-design software. Leppo, an honors graduate from Walsh Jesuit High School, will begin pursuing his Mechanical Engineering degree at Case Western Reserve University, with a minor in Business Management this fall.

At GMP Friction Products, the interns are working to create automation projects using a robot and organize furnace line separators. They are also conducting dynamometer testing sequences, in addition to other areas of engineering and manufacturing at the friction materials plant.

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, wind turbine, racing, 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 www.gmpfriction.com.