Stihl names finance VP
Hirsch comes from Bosch Automotive Service Solutions
Virginia Beach-based chainsaw and outdoor power equipment manufacturer Stihl Inc. has named Uwe Hirsch its vice president of finance, effective Nov. 7.
Hirsch will plan, direct and control the company’s financial plans and will support IT operations and system implementations. He was most recently global vice president of finance, controlling and purchasing in the automotive aftermarket division of Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LCC, a subsidiary of German engineering and technology firm Robert Bosch GmbH. Before that, he was vice president of finance for Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
“Uwe has a proven track record leading cross-functional transformation and development projects that achieve long-term target profitability, as well as overseeing and monitoring operational and strategic initiatives,” Stihl Inc. President and CEO Terry Horan said in a statement.
Hirsch has a business administration degree from Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany.
“Stihl is an iconic brand, known for its technological expertise and tradition of excellence,” Hirsch said in a statement. “I have a passion for collaboration and building teams and coherent, consistent and sustainable long-term strategies, and I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of this great company.”
The largest subsidiary of the global Stihl Group, Stihl Inc. employs more than 3,000 U.S. workers, with more than 2,800 in Virginia. Stihl supplies products for the U.S. and more than 80 markets worldwide.