December 04, 2019 – Dayco has announced that Michael Weiss will join the company on December 2, as President, Powertrain Operations, reporting directly to Dayco’s chief executive officer, Joel Wiegert.
“We are very pleased to have such a highly regarded industry executive join Dayco to deliver profitable growth of our powertrain segment,” said Mr. Wiegert. “Michael’s track record of driving operational efficiency and successfully bringing new products into production fit perfectly with the significant opportunities Dayco is capitalizing on in the rapid growth hybrid electric vehicle segment”.
“I’m delighted to join Dayco and be able to lead the powertrain team. The business has a great reputation within the industry, so it’s fantastic to be part of delivering its future growth,” said Mr. Weiss.
Previously Michael was the Vice President & General Manager of Schaeffler Group’s Thermal Management & Water Pump Bearings Division, responsible for 13 manufacturing and R&D centers throughout China, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, India and Europe. Before that he was Managing Director of Atesto, based in Japan, working extensively with Toyota and Honda.
Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences and a master of business administration degree from Georg-Simon-OHM Management Institute, and is fluent in German, English and French.
Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture and industrial applications.
Through our expertise in transferring power quietly and efficiently, Dayco has emerged as the leading global system solutions provider for hybrid electric vehicles. Dayco’s 100+ years of experience in drive systems allows us to equip all customer applications around the world with the most effective drive systems to meet customer specific performance requirements. Dayco’s world class global distribution network services the aftermarket industry with a full offering of kits and products to meet each local market’s need. We accomplish this with a dedicated global team that respects one another, shows humility through continuous learning and acts like owners in everything we do.
Dayco has more than 40 locations in 22 countries and over 4,500 associates. For more information about Dayco, visit the Company’s website at www.dayco.com