Dirk Hoke started his new role as CEO of the Large Drives Business Unit of the Siemens Drive Technologies Division on July 1. 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 mining and cement.
The 45-year-old graduate engineer joined Siemens in 1996 and started his career in the Transportation Systems Division. Subsequently, Hoke held management posts in rail electrification, traction technology and power supplies at Siemens locations in Germany and other countries.
After serving for several 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.