Bosch Tools announced Jan. 5 that Robert Hesse has been named President and CEO of North America. The leadership change was effective Nov. 1, 2022, according to a company news release.
Hesse is expected to be responsible for a portfolio of businesses in North America, which includes Bosch Power Tools and Accessories, Measuring Tools, Dremel Rotary Tools and RotoZip Brands.
Bosch said Hesse will serve in this role after more than 25 years with the company, where he has held positions leading Bosch Communications Systems and, most recently, as the Senior Vice President of Sales at Bosch Accessories Group, a division of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation.
“In my first days with Bosch as a member of the International Trainee Program, I was thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic company,” Hesse said. “Today, I’m honored to support Bosch in a new capacity, working to boost our efforts in the North American market and creating tools to meet the needs of workers as they tackle difficult work on the jobsite. By engaging the passion of my team and leveraging the strong reputation Bosch has within the power tools category, we will continue to focus our efforts on product innovation, by letting the needs and insights from workers lead the way.”
Bosch said Hesse plans to drive growth by “bringing products to market that are easy-to-use and engineered to tackle tough applications on the jobsite.”
After joining Bosch in Hildesheim, Germany, Hesse worked alongside the Bosch UK team in London and most recently held a position with Bosch Accessories Group in Solothurn, Switzerland, the company said.