Siemens Metals Technologies Names New CEO
He will succeed Werner Auer in this position. Auer is leaving the company for personal reasons. He will be available during a transitional period to assist the new CEO with advice and support. Until now, Neumann has been the CEO of Siemens Metals Technologies in the U.S., with responsibility for the North American business of Metals Technologies.
Neumann joined Siemens in 1988 as a commissioning engineer for pulp and paper plants. After that, he served as an applications engineer exercising responsibility in various areas of sales, projects and service. He was later appointed to many leadership roles, including regional head Germany for the former Industry Solutions Division of Siemens. He was also responsible for introducing a new vertical market strategy for Siemens. Neumann possesses extensive experience in the food and beverage, cement, water treatment and metals industries.
"In his career spanning more than 30 years, Werner Auer set important milestones for the success of Metals Technologies. He is widely respected throughout the industry. We thank him for his tremendous dedication and entrepreneurial accomplishments," said Siegfried Russwurm, CEO of the Industry Sector. Auer had worked since 1982 for VAI, which was acquired by Siemens in 2005. He has been CEO of Siemens Metals Technologies since 2009. During his career, he has held numerous managerial positions in the international plant engineering business, with an emphasis on steel plants and environmental technology.