He studied Production Engineering at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham (now Nottingham Trent University) from 1982-86.
Maier has occupied senior posts with Siemens, including industry sector lead for the UK and Ireland and Manufacturing Director of the Drives Factory in Congleton, Cheshire. He became a member of the Siemens UK Executive Management Board in October 2008, and was appointed Chief Executive on 1 July 2014.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is a visiting Professor at the University of Manchester; he has also received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Salford , the University of Lincoln  , Nottingham Trent University the University of Sheffield , Cranfield University  and Manchester Metropolitan University .
He was a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of the UK government from 2014-2016  and has since led the Made Smarter industrial strategy initiative which aims to create a strong 4th Industrial Revolution in the UK.
Juergen Maier is civil partnered to Richard Madgin and they live in South Manchester.
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