Dayco, Troy, Michigan, has announced that Laura Kowalchik joined the company Nov. 25 as chief financial officer.
“Laura is a highly regarded operational finance leader with significant experience in automotive industries, data analytics and steel,” says Joel Wiegert, Dayco’s CEO. “Her breadth of experience in multiple ownership structures and market conditions, as well as her hands-on-leadership style make her uniquely qualified to drive our financial strategy forward to deliver industry leading financial performance across our business worldwide.”
“I am looking forward to working closely with Dayco’s investors and stakeholders,” Kowalchik says. “It is exciting to join the Dayco team during this time of transformation to drive strong discipline around financial results that focus on delivering stakeholder value.”
Kowalchik previously served as CFO for Kenwal Steel Corporation and Urban Science. Her career has also included senior level financial and controller positions with organizations such as Kaydon Corporation, Dura Automotive Systems, Microheat and Metaldyne Corporation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Richmond and a master of business administration degree in finance from Indiana University.
Kowalchik is active in her community and is a member of the board of trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.