Dayco has announced that Michael Weiss joined the company 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,” Wiegert said. “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”.

Dayco provides research, design, manufacture, and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture, and industrial applications.

“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,” Weiss said.

Previously Michael was the VP and 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. 

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