Dayco has announced that Laura Kowalchik has joined the company as chief financial officer.
“Laura is a highly regarded operational finance leader with significant experience in automotive industries, data analytics and steel,” said Joel Wiegert, Dayco’s chief executive officer. “Her breadth of experience in multiple ownership structures, and market conditions, as well as her hands-on-leadership style make her uniquely qualified to drive our financial strategy forward to deliver industry leading financial performance across our business worldwide.”
For her part, Kowalchik said she is looking forward to working closely with Dayco’s investors and stakeholders.
“It is exciting to join the Dayco team during this time of transformation to drive strong discipline around financial results that focus on delivering stakeholder value,” she said.
Laura has served as the CFO for Kenwal Steel Corporation and previously for Urban Science, but her career has also included senior level financial and controller positions with organizations such as Kaydon Corporation, Dura Automotive Systems, Microheat, and Metaldyne Corporation.
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.