Bosch recently announced the hiring of Jim Graninger as vice president for their diagnostics regional business unit, North America. Jim will formally begin his position on September 1, 2009 and will be working closely with current vice president, Guenter Weber.
Jim brings over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, including over 20 years in the aftermarket arena. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager of Rexnord Industries, LLC, and prior to that, served in several vice president level roles with Snap-on, Inc., including their diagnostics business.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePauw University and a Master of Arts in Executive Development from Ball State University. Jim’s successful career includes international assignments in Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands as well as international responsibilities for Asia, Australia and Latin America.