HILLS, Mich. Bosch has appointed a new chief financial officer and
three regional presidents for its North American operations. The
Maximiliane Straub is appointed CFO and executive
vice president, Controlling, Finance and Administration. In her new
assignment, Straub succeeds Ulrich Kirschner, who is named president of
the Starter Motors and Generators Division, based in Schwieberdingen,
In this position, Straub is responsible for recording, reporting and managing financial information for Robert Bosch LLC.
to being appointed CFO, Straub served as the president of the Chassis
Systems Full Brakes North American Product Division. She joined Bosch
in 1993, where she started with the Bosch Chassis Systems trainee
program in Blaichach, Germany, later taking a position as a cost
accountant for Corporate Controlling Chassis Systems in 1994.
educational degrees include Industriekauffrau IHK and an advanced
business administration degree with thesis, Diplom-Kaufmann, from the
University of Munich.
Peter Slaski becomes regional president
Chassis Systems Brakes Division, succeeding Straub. The division is
responsible for developing and manufacturing braking systems.
to this appointment, Slaski served as the head of Chassis Systems
Brakes operations in Australia and Thailand. He joined Bosch in 2007
during Bosch's merger with Pacifica Automotive, where he served as vice
president of global operations.
Slaski graduated from the Technology University of Warsaw with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
Scott Winchip is named regional president, Chassis Systems Control
Division. Winchip succeeds Ronaldo Reimer, who is leaving Bosch to
pursue other opportunities.
In his new assignment, Winchip is
responsible for the development of innovative components, systems and
functions in vehicle safety, dynamics and driver assistance. The
division includes Bosch technologies such as Predictive Emergency
Braking (PEB), Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), Traction Control Systems
(TCS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which not only help save
lives, but increase vehicle performance and driver convenience.
to his current position, Winchip served as the regional president of
the Starter Motors and Generators Division North America. He joined
Bosch in 1986 as an industrial engineer and has held various positions
of increasing responsibility in the automotive chassis and powertrain
Winchip earned a bachelor's degree in industrial
engineering and a master's in business administration from North
Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina,
Scott Dahl is named regional president, Starter Motors
and Generators Division. Dahl is responsible for overseeing the North
American development of environmentally friendly and power-efficient
starter motors and generators for passenger, commercial, hybrid and
electric vehicles. The division includes the development of Bosch's
Start/Stop technology and high-efficiency alternators, which offer
drivers increased fuel economy and reduced carbon emissions.
to his recent appointment, Dahl was the regional key account manager in
Europe for the Chassis Control Division based in Abstatt, Germany. He
joined Bosch in 1995 and has worked in a variety of disciplines,
including application engineering, engineering management and marketing.
is a graduate of the GMI Engineering & Management Institute in
Flint, Mich., (now known as Kettering University) with a bachelor’s
degree in electrical engineering. He began his career as a co-op
student with General Motors, where he held a number of chassis
Straub’s appointment was effective June 1, and all others assumed their new positions on July 1, 2010.