Juergen received the award alongside other key industrialists including:
- Sir David McMurtry, Executive Chairman of Renishaw
- John Deer, Deputy Chairman of Renishaw
- Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Executive Dean of the AMRC Group
MTA CEO, James Selka DL, said of the dinner and awards “It is fantastic to have so many of UK manufacturing’s leading figures in one room to celebrate 100 years of the MTA. It is our great honour to be able to present the Outstanding Contribution to UK Industry Award to four people who have dedicated their lives to our sector and who are all real champions of UK industry.”
Professor Juergen Maier was appointed Chief Executive of Siemens UK in 2014. He has held senior roles within Siemens in the UK and Germany including Managing Director of Industrial activities for the UK and Manufacturing Director of the award-winning Drives factory in Congleton. Latterly he has led Made Smarter, the independent review of industrial digitalisation. Made Smarter sets out how UK manufacturing can be transformed through the adoption of industrial digital technology (IDT). He was made a CBE in the most recent New Year’s Honors list.
Commenting on winning the award Professor Maier said “I am delighted to receive this award and it’s a real honour to be recognised alongside our leading industrialists today. What we all have in common is that we are passionate about UK industry and making British manufacturing a beacon for future technology and innovation. The MTA have played a leading role in shaping our fourth industrial revolution through their contribution to Made Smarter, which I believe can unlock so much potential for manufacturers up and down the country”
James Selka, MTA CEO said “The members of the MTA are what makes our association so special, we are the at the forefront of all technological advances, we are shaping the world we live in and helping British manufacturing thrive. We look forward to the next 100 years of being your voice and we can’t wait to see where your technology takes us.”