North East engineering and technology development company, International Innovative Technologies (IIT), has welcomed Jurgen Maier in its board.
The managing director of Siemens UK and Ireland Industry Sector is joining the management team as a non-executive director, to help with the international market and technology development of IIT’s products and new technologies.
Tom Wilkinson of IIT said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome someone of the calibre of Jurgen Maier to our board. His unrivalled engineering sector experience in international markets will be a major asset to the company’s continued development and product introduction programme.”
Jurgen, who is a keynote speaker at the Manufacturer Directors’ Conference 2011 next week, is responsible for a £600m business operation employing around 2,000 people in his role with Siemens Industry Sector and has held a number of senior European roles within Siemens in the UK and Germany.
Mr Wilkinson added: “There has been substantial interest in our new products and the growing interest from overseas operators provides significant export potential. Jurgen’s expertise will be invaluable in helping us to maximise these opportunities and his decision to join the company is a considerable step forward for us.”
Since IIT became an established company it has developed several low energy technologies and recently introduced a new patented low energy powder milling process‚ with supporting materials handling and processing equipment.
As a long term supporter of UK manufacturing and a board member of the sector skills council SEMTA and the EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, IIT is hoping Jurgen will be a good fit with their company.
The company also developed other innovative solutions‚ including new fuel enrichment technology to improve coal fired power station efficiency.
Other products have so far attracted considerable worldwide interest. Specialist material sizing equipment has been supplied for use in a UK chemical processing plant, while the company is in talks with other interested parties in South Africa, India and Australia and has a potential US partner who would help to strengthen market links for the new milling system in North America.