November 19, 2019 – Wouter Nijenhuis has joined Dayco, accepting the role of Executive Vice President of OE Sales and Business Development, reporting directly to the company’s CEO, Joel Wiegert.
“This is an exciting time for Dayco as momentum grows from our Original Equipment customers for products that enable hybrid electric systems,” said Mr. Wiegert. “I am delighted Wouter has joined our team. His expertise in electric and internal combustion propulsion solutions, combined with his strong relationship with customers globally makes him an ideal commercial leader to accelerate Dayco’s growth.”
“It is very exciting to join a company with such a rich history, and strong brand, that is now intensely focused on providing innovative hybrid system solutions for our customers,” said Nijenhuis. “I am excited to work with the more than 4,000 talented and passionate Dayco employees to deliver growth through building strong partnerships with our customers around the world.”
Nijenhuis has joined Dayco from Oerlikon/Dana Limited, where he served as the EVP of Global and Aftermarket Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Drive Systems. Prior to this he was the VP Global Engineering, Sales and Program Management at BorgWarner Inc. In this role, he oversaw all sales, engineering and program management activities for the turbo systems segment for commercial and industrial applications.
Fluent in French, German and English, Nijenhuis will direct all aspects of Dayco’s global OE sales, business development, program management and OE marketing functions in order to deliver its organizational strategy and objectives.
Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture and industrial applications.
Through our expertise in transferring power quietly and efficiently, Dayco has emerged as the leading global system solutions provider for hybrid electric vehicles. Dayco’s 100+ years of experience in drive systems allows us to equip all customer applications around the world with the most effective drive systems to meet customer specific performance requirements. Dayco’s world class global distribution network services the aftermarket industry with a full offering of kits and products to meet each local market’s need. We accomplish this with a dedicated global team that respects one another, shows humility through continuous learning and acts like owners in everything we do.
Dayco has more than 40 locations in 22 countries and over 4,500 associates. For more information about Dayco, visit the Company’s website at www.dayco.com