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John Butler, Founder Buybrakes.com

Veteran owned, BuyBrakes.com was originally founded 20+ years ago by 35-Year Automotive Aftermarket Industry Pro, John Butler. His stated Mission in 1998 prior to launch was "To simplify the complex." Take the category of brakes and its 800,000+ part numbers and simplify the selection and ordering process and make it easy for customers to order and communicate with us as they need for help and guidance and delivery."

Armed with two extraordinary decades of company building and performance product marketing, John was the Marketing Director during the original introduction of Brembo Big Brake Kits to the North American market in the very early 90s. To launch his own company BuyBrakes.com, he combined that industry experience and the relationships he had developed with the founders and/or Presidents of most all performance brake companies and launched the pioneering brake category site you are now visiting.

In 2015, John teamed up with APP Advanced Performance Parts headed by venerable industry veteran and keen automotive enthusiasts, Jeremy Barras. APP Advanced Performance Parts has Offices in USA, Europe and China. Jeremy’s forty years experience in managing, owning and developing international companies and markets for automotive products and specialized vehicles that exists worldwide with coverage that includes 6 continents.

The blending of experience allows further international growth as global markets evolve to new ways of doing business. Combined, our mission is to enable more vehicle owners, technicians and vehicle builders gain simpler access to quality performance upgrades backed by a worldwide team of people, experts in their field, who you can have a personal and intelligent conversation with you via phone, email or chat. Our goal is to have your buying experience be great and memorable enough to earn your business again and to earn your referral to family and friends. Learn what others are saying about BuyBrakes.com below.