MOUNT PROSPECT, IL -- Bosch has announced that Heiko Fischer is named President and CEO of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, effective April 1, 2014.
In this position, Fischer, 45, will be responsible for the strategic development of the North American Power Tools business, exercising oversight for sales, marketing, manufacturing, distribution and service of the Power Tools portfolio. In addition to the Bosch® Power Tool brand, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation portfolio of brands includes SKIL®, Dremel®, RotoZip®, Vermont American®, cst/Berger, sia Abrasives, Freud®, Nelson® and Gilmour®.
Prior to his appointment, Fischer was based in Shanghai as Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific, overseeing sales and operations for Bosch Power Tools. Fischer has been with the Bosch Group for the last five years and prior to that he spent 15 years with BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH in various locations and functions around the globe.
A native of Germany, Fischer received a Master of Economics at the University of Nuernberg, Germany, specializing in marketing and international trade. Fischer and his family have relocated to the Chicago area.