Bosch has appointed a new chief financial officer and three regional presidents for its North American operations.

Maximiliane Straub has been appointed CFO and executive vice president, controlling, finance and administration. Straub succeeds Ulrich Kirschner, who is named president of the starter motors and generators division, based in Schwieberdingen, Germany.

Prior to being appointed CFO, Straub headed North American chassis systems. She joined Bosch in 1993, where she started with the a trainee programme in Blaichach, Germany, later taking a position as a cost accountant in 1994.

Peter Slaski becomes regional brakes division head, succeeding Straub.

He previously headed brakes operations in Australia and Thailand. He joined Bosch in 2007 during Bosch's merger with Pacifica Automotive, where he ran global operations.

Scott Winchip is now regional president, Chassis Systems Control Division, replacing Ronaldo Reimer, who is leaving Bosch "to pursue other opportunities".

Winchip was head of starter motors and generators in North America. He joined Bosch in 1986 as an industrial engineer and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the automotive chassis and powertrain divisions.

Scott Dahl replaces Winhchip. He was the regional key account manager in Europe for the chassis control division based in Germany. He joined Bosch in 1995 and has worked in application engineering, engineering management and marketing.