Engineering giant Siemens has appointed the managing director of its UK industry sector as its new chief executive of Siemens in the UK.
Current boss Roland Aurich will be retiring from Siemens after working for the company for more than 28 years and will be replaced by Juergen Maier – a member of the Siemens UK executive management board and the managing director of Siemens UK and Ireland industry sector since 2008.
Maier joined Siemen’s in 1986 after obtaining a BSc in production engineering from Nottingham Trent University, on a Siemens sponsored graduate programme and has held a number of senior positions within Siemens in the UK and Germany, including manufacturing director of the firm’s award winning Drives factory in Congleton, Cheshire.
“I am delighted to have been appointed chief executive of Siemens UK,” he said. “The UK is a core market for Siemens, and we must continue to work in partnership with businesses and government to make the most of the economic recovery. I look forward to shaping our business to meet new domestic and global economic challenges.”
Born 1964 in Germany with Austrian nationality, Maier came to the UK in 1974. On top of his role at Siemens he is also on the board of both SEMTA and the EEF, manufacturers’ organisation and he also champions various Government initiatives such as the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapults.
Professor Siegfried Russwurm, board member at Siemens AG said: “I would like to thank and congratulate Roland Aurich for his strong contribution to the success of Siemens over the past decades. I am sure Siemens will continue to grow its business in Britain under Juergen Maier’s leadership, building on the recent investments we have announced.”
Aurich said: “It has been an honour for me to be Siemens UK chief executive. I have enjoyed working with our customers and government and with the breadth of knowledge and good spirit there is across the UK team. I am pleased we have consolidated our reputation as a valued contributor to the UK economy.”
Maier’s new role will become effective from 1 July.