TROY, Mich.—Charles R. Baker has joined Dayco Products L.L.C. as senior vice president of research, development and engineering and program management.
He brings more than 35 years of experience in product development, program management and engineering to the Troy-based producer of engine products and drive systems used in the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries.
Prior to joining Dayco, Baker served as executive director of product manufacturing for General Motors' Gem program, a portfolio of vehicles for China, Brazil, Mexico and other global markets. Before that, he held executive leadership posts on engineering and product development at Honda Motor Co., Johnson Controls and Harley-Davidson.
“We are very excited to have Charlie Baker in the role of senior vice president of RD&E and program management,” Dayco CEO John Bohenick said in a statement. “I have known Charlie my entire career starting with both of us working and General Motors.
“I have learned a lot from him and his passion for engineering, his high intensity level and his personal care for quality of work, balanced with time to laugh and enjoy life, will be a valuable addition to Dayco.”