Germany: Changes in Management Shimadzu Europa Appoints New Managing Director
Jürgen Semmler has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Shimadzu's European organization. He previously headed Shimadzu Deutschland since its foundation in 2006. Semmler succeeds Jürgen Kwass, who led Shimadzu Europa from 2003 to the present and is now retiring, from July 1st, 2021.
Duisburg/Germany — Analytical instrumentation company Shimadzu Europa has appointed Jürgen Semmler as the new Managing Director of its European organization from July 1st, 2021. Previously head of Shimadzu Deutschland, he succeeds Jürgen Kwass, who led Shimadzu Europa from 2003 to the present and is now retiring. Semmler and Kwass have both been affiliated with Shimadzu for a long time and joined the company in the second half of the 1980s.
Semmler graduated in chemical engineering at Essen University, Germany, before joining Shimadzu in 1987 as an HPLC service engineer. He gained international experience as a European team member in the development of a global software and since 1996 as manager of the European Customer Support Center. In 2006, he was then appointed Managing Director of newly founded Shimadzu Deutschland. Under his management, the company has grown from 60 to more than 150 employees, and its sales from € 19 million to over € 40 million. Previously independent companies were incorporated into the organization as technical offices under the overall management of Shimadzu Deutschland.