Juergen Maier has been appointed as the new UK chief executive of Siemens, effective from 1st July.

Mr Maier replaces Roland Aurich, the current chief executive, who will be retiring from Siemens after more than 28 years with the company.

Juergen Maier has been a member of the Siemens UK executive management board and the managing director of Siemens UK and Ireland Industry Sector since 2008.

Prior to his last role as managing director of Siemens Industry, which he has held since October 2008, Juergen held a number of senior positions within Siemens in the UK and Germany including two divisional managing director roles and manufacturing director of the award-winning Drives factory in Congleton, Cheshire. He joined Siemens in 1986 after obtaining a BSc in production engineering from Nottingham Trent University, on a Siemens sponsored graduate programme.

“I am delighted to have been appointed chief executive of Siemens UK. 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,” Mr Maier said.

Outgoing CEO Roland 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.