Mike Boss, a 30-year paint engineering veteran from Ford Motor Co., has been named CEO of Southfield, Mich.-based Durr Systems Inc., effective today.
Boss succeeds Bruno Welsch, who joins the board of parent company Durr Systems AG as head of global paint and final assembly operations for the German factory engineering company.
Durr’s North American operations comprise paint and final assembly, paint application technology and air pollution abatement and energy-efficient systems. The regional unit was established in 1970 and employs nearly 900 people.
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