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New president of powertrain operations at Dayco

Dayco has appointed Michael Weiss as president of powertrain operations. He will report directly to Dayco’s CEO, Joel Wiegert, effective December 2.

Michael Weiss

“We are very pleased to have such a highly regarded industry executive join Dayco to deliver profitable growth of our powertrain segment,” said Wiegert. “Michael’s track record of driving operational efficiency and successfully bringing new products into production fit perfectly with the significant opportunities Dayco is capitalising on in the rapid growth of the hybrid electric vehicle segment.”

Weiss added: “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.”

Previously Weiss was the vice president and general manager of Schaeffler Group’s thermal management and water pump bearings Division, responsible for 13 manufacturing and R&D centres throughout China, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, India and Europe. Before that he was MD of Atesto, based in Japan, working extensively with Toyota and Honda.