Dec. 16 2019 08:11 AM

He’ll oversee the development of products for hybrid electric vehicles.

Dayco, Troy, Michigan, has announced that Michael Weiss joined the company Dec. 2 as president, powertrain operations, reporting directly to Dayco’s CEO Joel Wiegert.

“We are very pleased to have such a highly regarded industry executive join Dayco to deliver profitable growth of our powertrain segment,” says 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,” says Weiss. The business has a great reputation within the industry, so it’s fantastic to be part of delivering its future growth.”

Previously, Weiss was vice president and general manager of the Herzogenaurach, Germany-based Schaeffler Group’s thermal management and water pump bearings division, responsible for 13 manufacturing and R&D centers in China, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, India and Europe.

Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany, and a master of business administration degree from Georg-Simon-OHM Management Institute in Nuremberg. He is fluent in German, English and French.

Dayco researches, designs, manufactures and distributes essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture and industrial applications. It has more than 40 locations in 22 countries and over 4,500 associates.