Effective December 1, 2004, Roger Radke will succeed Andrew D. Seidel as head of Siemens Water Technologies and CEO of USFilter Corp.
Radke, who joined USFilter as COO last August, has played integral roles within Siemens since 1989. Most recently, he served as President of Siemens Audiologische Technik GmbH, which is headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, and is the world leader in manufacturing and sales of hearing aid instruments. He attended the University of Munster in Munster, Germany, where he received a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1987 and a Ph.D. in 1990.
Seidel, who joined USFilter as a founding executive in 1991 and became CEO in 1999, is leaving USFilter to pursue personal goals. He is expected to stay on for a period as an adviser.
"Andy Seidel was the architect in building USFilter into a world leading water treatment technology and services supplier," said Joergen Ole Haslestad, chairman of the board of USFilter and Siemens I&S Group President. "With the acquisition of USFilter by Siemens, Andy saw the potential for USFilter to expand globally and improve corporate strength and earnings power. Now, under Roger, the synergetic benefits arising from the expertise of Siemens and USFilter will make Siemens a strong and attractive partner for our customers in the water industry."