Bosch Mobility Names President of Americas Region

Bosch Mobility Names President of Americas Region

Paul Thomas will assume the new role in January 2024.

Bosch announced a new regional board to oversee its mobility business in North and South America, led by Paul Thomas as president of the Americas for Bosch Mobility.

Beginning January 2024, Thomas will step into the new role of president, Americas and lead the Bosch Mobility Americas regional board. Thomas will oversee technology, strategy, and sales for the Americas region.

“Paul has a proven track record of driving growth in our mobility business. His leadership will be critical to help us support our customers and reach our potential in a key growth region for Bosch globally,” said Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch in North America. Mansuetti continues in his role leading Bosch growth across all four of the company’s sectors in North America, a portfolio with $15.3 billion in 2022 sales.

Thomas currently serves as executive vice president of Mobility Solutions, Americas where he is responsible for sales, marketing and quality for the region’s $10 billion mobility business, the company says. He is also globally responsible for Bosch business with Ford Motor Company. He has more than 25 years of mobility experience and has held senior leadership positions in the areas of sales, production control, logistics, manufacturing and business unit management. His global leadership experience while at Bosch includes several years abroad in Germany, as well as responsibilities in the areas of global product development and global commercial sales. Thomas completed an immersive management regimen at Carnegie Mellon University, with a distinct focus on innovation and the management of global teams.

Bosch also recently announced a realignment of its global mobility business beginning in January 2024 as Bosch Mobility. A major focus of the realignment is strengthening the regions to serve existing and new customer needs even better and faster with customized technologies and solutions, the company says.

Mobility business structured to support market trends

Bosch says that Bosch Mobility will be organized into seven divisions:

  • Electrified Motion will be concerned with everything relating to electric motors, from the Bosch e-axle to seat adjusters. 
  • Vehicle Motion will deal with vehicle dynamics, from ABS and ESP to steering. 
  • Power Solutions will handle combustion-engine technology, mobile and stationary fuel cells, electrolyzers and hydrogen engines. 
  • Cross-Domain Computing Solutions will develop solutions for areas ranging from automated parking to driver assistance and automated driving. 
  • Mobility Electronics will drive forward the development of control units and manage in-house semiconductor activities at Bosch. 
  • Mobility Aftermarket will deal with the secondary parts market and the Bosch Car Service workshop franchise. 
  • E-Bike Systems will supply systems solutions – comprising drive units, rechargeable batteries, ABS, and connected displays – for e-bikes. 
  • The Bosch subsidiary ETAS will be given horizontal responsibility for hardware-agnostic software for operating systems and engineering tools.

For more information, visit www.bosch.com.

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