Dayco appoints Weiss as president, powertrain operations

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,” 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 capitalizing on in the rapid growth of the 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 Weiss.

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 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. 

Weiss 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.