TBM Brakes (formally known as The Brake Man, Inc.) designs and manufactures a complete line of brake systems and components for motorsport, street and fleet vehicles. All of the components we manufacture are crafted from the finest materials and are 100% made in America. The TBM Brakes engineering team has developed race-proven technology which has revolutionized the industry while setting the standard for high-performance and durability.
TBM Brakes was founded in 1993 as ‘The Brake Man’ and originally focused on high-performance brake pads, brake fluid, and the most accurate brake residual pressure valves on the market. The company expanded into rotors in 1995 with the introduction of the groundbreaking Revolution Rotor, the industry’s first brake rotor to implement a convoluted design. The unique design put TBM Brakes’ indelible stamp on the racing industry. The following years saw the company roll out a string of innovative products including patented Tornado calipers, Hurricane rotors, Thunderstorm calipers, and full street kits.
Today TBM Brakes systems and components help countless drivers and motorsports teams make their way to the winners circle. Victories span a wide range of regional and national race series and events, from dirt and off-road to superspeedways and road courses. This industry-leading technology and durability is also available for street performance and fleet vehicles. Headquartered in Southern California, TBM Brakes is the only company producing true made-in-America brake systems and components.
TBM Brakes was founded by Chief Engineer Warren Gilliland. Before launching the company, Gilliland held positions with Airheart Products, Hurst Performance, JFZ Products, Toyota and Pontiac. His career highlights include involvement in the first quick-change brake calipers for Indy cars, several industry-standard racing brake pad shapes, linear brake pad compounds, the first rear cambered spindles for NASCAR, the original zero-drag calipers, convoluted rotors, and industry-leading technology to improve brake fluid flow.