Siemens has appointed Jürgen Maier as chief executive of its business in the UK.

Maier will assume his new role in July, replacing CEO Roland Aurich who is retiring after 28 years.  

Maier is currently a member of the Siemens UK executive management board, and managing director of Siemens Industry in the UK, based in Manchester. He is also chair of regional lobbying group the North West Business Leadership Team, and a board member of both the engineering skills council SEMTA and the UK manufacturers’ organization, the EEF.

Maier joined Siemens in 1986 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in production engineering from Nottingham Trent University, on a Siemens-sponsored graduate programme. He is an honorary professor at the University of Manchester Faculty of Engineering.

He has held a number of senior positions within Siemens in the UK and Germany, including two Divisional Managing Director roles and Manufacturing Director of the company’s drives factory in Cheshire.

Born in 1964 with Austrian nationality, Maier moved to the UK in 1974. 

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.”