Funny you should wonder whether he/she was Siemens, the same thought went through my mind!
Oh boy could I tell you some stories! As an independent electrical engineer for 25 years, I'm completely baffled of how they manage to dominate the industry. Never in the history of mankind had a company been so full of their own hype. In fact they make a good pair with JLR, (never ever in the wrong, no matter what the circumstance).