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Siemens CEO Maier retires early, Ennis is his successor

24 September, 2019

Siemens UK CEO, Juergen Maier, is taking early retirement at the age of 55, after 33 years with the company. He will be succeeded on 1 January, 2020, by Carl Ennis, currently UK & Ireland head of Products & Systems Sales for Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

Maier says that the decision to retire was “very tough” but was “a matter of life balance. Whilst I have always thrived on the hard work and adrenaline that comes with my job, I also know that the body needs a little rest at times. So, early retirement feels right at this point, to re-charge my energy to then take on some exciting new opportunities to support UK industry. I suspect that won’t take me too long!”

Maier has been a champion of British manufacturing and led the Government’s Made Smarter review. He says he remains “incredibly passionate” about supporting industry, and intends to continue to drive the Made Smarter initiative and serve as chairman of the Digital Catapult. “Whilst we know that the current political climate is incredibly challenging, that just makes me even more determined to fight for our industry’s future,” he said in a blog post.

Maier was appointed CEO of Siemens UK in 2014. His previous roles included being MD of Siemens' UK industrial activities and manufacturing director of its drives factory in Congleton, Cheshire.

Siemens UK's outgoing and incoming CEOs: Juergen Maier (left) and Carl Ennis (right)

The incoming CEO, Carl Ennis, has worked for Siemens in the UK and China for the past 20 years and has held roles including managing director of the Power & Gas business, Power Generation and Energy Management.

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