Bosch announces new regional business unit

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The Bosch Group has announced the formation of a new regional business unit – Filtration Americas – with David Sholtis as vice president and regional business unit leader. Sholtis comes to Bosch from Honeywell International where he served for 13 years, the last four as vice president of Autolite Brand/Autolite Products.

At Bosch, Sholtis has full responsibility for the filtration business in both North America and Latin America, including strategy formulation, support coordination and coordination of the Bosch Group and Mann+Hummel joint venture – Purolator Filters. He will hold P&L responsibility jointly with the regional sales organizations for the filtration business for Bosch, Purolator and Private Label products in the Americas, and coordinate filter sales strategy and execution with the sales organizations in the respective regions.

“We welcome Dave’s 20 years of leadership experience in finance, sales and marketing, and in the implementation of successful strategic brand initiatives,” says David Coolidge, president of the automotive aftermarket division of Robert Bosch, based in Broadview, Ill. “His background in brand stewardship and optimization of product profitability fits in well with Bosch’s goal to provide the market with products that represent premium quality, reliability and performance.”

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermotechnology, packaging equipment and household appliances.