Siemens has appointed Dirk Hoke as the new CEO of its large drives business unit.
Siemens Large Drives develops, manufactures and markets products, systems, solutions and services for drive engineering in industrial and infrastructure applications as well as sectors such as marine engineering, mining, cement, pulp and paper.
The 45-year-old Dirk Hoke is a graduate engineer who began his career with Siemens in 1996 in the Transportation Systems Division. Progressing through several management posts in rail electrification, traction technology and power supplies at various Siemens locations in Germany and other countries, Dirk Hoke went on to serve for many years as CEO of Siemens’ Cluster Africa and Siemens Morocco.
He took over leadership of the Industry Solutions Division in 2011 before being appointed to head the Siemens Division Customer Services in October of the same year.