Vitor S. R. Gregorio will lead North American operations for Bosch Thermotechnology. Gregorio will head up the division’s heating-cooling and domestic hot water product offerings. He succeeds the company’s Regional President Richard Soper.

Gregorio began working for Bosch as a trainee sponsored by Portugal’s Ministry of Economy in 1998. He was subsequently hired by Bosch and served with the thermotechnology, power tools and automotive divisions in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

From 2004 through 2011 he was assigned to Brazil and Argentina for Bosch’s automotive aftermarket division, rising to the position of regional director, responsible for sales, marketing, logistics, purchasing and after sales for the Argentinian market.

2011 brought Gregorio back to Brazil where he served as vice president sales for Robert Bosch Latin America’s power tools division, responsible for country sales rep organizations and local distributors throughout the continent as well as for international key accounts. He also oversaw mergers/acquisitions for power tools in Latin America. He served in this capacity until early this year when he was tapped to take over the thermotechnology division for North America.

“At only age 39 Vitor brings tremendous cross-divisional experience to his new position with a growing division,” commented Thomas Bauer, mmber of the Bosch Thermotechnology board of management in Wernau, Germany. “He not only has deep experience with multiple Bosch divisions but also with varying business models and a range of operational functions.”