Dayco names John T. Bohenick new CEO, effective September 2
Dayco has named John T. Bohenick to succeed James C. Orchard as chief executive officer of the company and its principal subsidiaries. Orchard will become a special advisor to the board of managers and Bohenick to facilitate an orderly transition of executive leadership through December 31, 2014.
Dayco has named John T. Bohenick to succeed James C. Orchard as chief executive officer of the company and its principal subsidiaries, effective September 2, 2014.
Bohenick has also been appointed to the board of managers of the company effective the same date.
Orchard will become a special advisor to the board of managers and Bohenick to facilitate an orderly transition of executive leadership through December 31, 2014.
For the last four years Bohenick has served as president, SKF Sealing Solutions, a business unit of AB SKF. He previously spent 20 years working for the Gates Corporation, a global manufacturer of power transmission and fluid power components, systems and services, in a variety of leadership roles culminating in being named president. His career also included working for General Motors on powertrain and vehicle systems.
“John is a talented and proven global industry executive,” said Orchard. “His leadership and engineering background, along with his focus on product innovation, and passion for the customer make him the ideal CEO to lead Dayco’s worldwide organization.”
Bohenick added, “I am very excited to be joining Dayco. We will continue to execute our strategic initiatives focused on driving to make our customers more successful now and into the future. The Dayco brand name and promise is highly-valued worldwide by our customers and I am anxious to work with our 4,300 dedicated associates and global executive leadership team to continue to maximize the performance of the Company for our customers, employees and shareholders.”
Richard E. Newsted, non-executive Chairman of the board of managers, said: “On behalf of the company I would like to thank Jim Orchard for his executive leadership over the last six years. He has been the primary architect of the Company’s vision and strategic roadmap, which are the foundation of the company. We wish him much happiness in his next chapter. We also welcome John Bohenick to the company and look forward to his leadership of our talented global team.”