Michael Weiss

President

Global Powertrain Operations

Michael Weiss joined Dayco in 2019 and serves as President, Global Powertrain Operations.

Michael started his automotive career as a certified coachbuilder in BMW Motorsports and Research & Development.After graduation, he joined the Schaeffler Group as engineer and project manager in variable valve trains. During that time, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Nuremberg Tech and joined GIF in Aachen as lead engineer in powertrain development. In parallel, he was responsible for the establishment of GIF’s Japanese branch and served as General Manager of GIF K.K. in Tokyo. In 2010, he re-joined Schaeffler Group as Research & Development Director for thermal management, advancing the business to a global market leading position and earning a promotion to Vice President, overseeing sales, Research & Development, purchasing and operations.

His success was acknowledged with the Rising Stars Award from PWC and Autonews Europe in 2017.