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Jacobs to focus on integrated brakes

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Jacobs Vehicle Systems, the company that made a name for itself by making the famous Jake brake, has reorganized to include teams focusing on integrated engine brake designs and a ...


NEXT GENERATION: Jacobs Vehicle Systems' integrated engine brake.
NEXT GENERATION: Jacobs Vehicle Systems' integrated engine brake.

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Jacobs Vehicle Systems, the company that made a name for itself by making the famous Jake brake, has reorganized to include teams focusing on integrated engine brake designs and a new E-commerce business.

“Engine braking technology is moving from the traditional bolt-on approach to integration,” says vice-president of market development Scott Fowler. With Cummins, Jacobs was involved in developing the Intebrake used on ISX engines. “As the desire and need for integrated engine retarding increases, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is reorganizing to focus specifically on the success for adaptation of this technology.”

Not only does such integration save weight, but it also improves retarding horsepower.

Former Jacobs Vehicle Systems business manager Jackie DeMatos has been named program manager in the effort. Technical direction will be provided by newly named vice-president and chief technical officer Adish Jain.

Former business team manager Susan Coyne, meanwhile, has been named director of E-commerce and aftermarket, and will be charged with developing a company-wide E-commerce strategy.

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