Thomas to Succeed Mansuetti as President of Bosch North America in Farmington Hills

Bosch in Farmington Hills has announced Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch in North America, will retire on Oct. 1, 2024, after transitioning to an advisory role on Sept. 1, when Paul Thomas will assume the role in addition to his existing position as president for Bosch Mobility in the Americas.
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With the retirement of Mike Mansuetti (left), Paul Thomas will assume the presidency of Bosch in North America. // Photos courtesy of Bosch

Bosch in Farmington Hills has announced Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch in North America, will retire on Oct. 1, 2024, after transitioning to an advisory role on Sept. 1, when Paul Thomas will assume the role in addition to his existing position as president for Bosch Mobility in the Americas.

In his current role, Thomas oversees technology, strategy, and sales activities for Bosch Mobility in the Americas region, a $12.4 billion business. He has more than 25 years of mobility experience and has held executive leadership positions in the areas of sales, production control, logistics, manufacturing, and business unit management.

An Executive Committee will support Thomas as president of Bosch in North America. The committee members will serve in an advisory capacity and further enable regional growth, operations, advocacy, cross-domain coordination, talent sustainability, and functional excellence. They include:

  • Mohammed Abraham, executive vice president of Bosch Mobility
  • Christine Zimmerman, senior vice president of Bosch Global Business Services
  • Alissa Cleland, vice president of corporate communications and government affairs for Bosch

During Mansuetti’s tenure as president, Bosch in North America third-party sales increased more than 55 percent, from $10.6 billion in 2012 to $16.5 billion in 2023. The company reports he prioritized regional growth around four success factors: innovation, customer satisfaction, high-performance culture, and digital enablement. He represented Bosch in many industry associations over the years, including the Board of Directors for MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, and the Consumer Technology Association Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders.

“In his 12 years at the helm of the North American region, Mike Mansuetti established a dynamic culture that focused on high-performance and cooperation across all business areas,” says Stefan Hartung, chairman of the board of Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany. “We are confident that Paul Thomas will continue to build on this foundation as Bosch seeks to further accelerate profitable, sustainable growth in North America.”

Bosch registered profitable growth in North America in 2023. Sales to third parties in North America increased 6 percent year-over-year to $16.5 billion while total net sales from the North American region increased 8 percent to $17.9 billion. Since the beginning of 2022, Bosch has announced more than $3 billion worth of investments in North America across its portfolio.