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EnOcean Appoints Matthias Poppel as COO(April 10, 2012)
BOSTON, MA and SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 04/10/12 -- EnOcean, the inventor of energy harvesting wireless technology, has announced the appointment of Matthias Poppel as Chief Operation Officer (COO). In this newly created position, Matthias is responsible for the operational side of the business. The objective is to further align technology development with specific customer needs, the internationalization of the company and the opening of new markets. Matthias Poppel reports directly to Laurent Giai-Miniet, CEO of EnOcean.
In hiring Matthias Poppel, EnOcean has gained a distinguished electronics industry expert. He brings to the company a respected 15-year career with success in developing highly profitable products and new markets. Most recently, he was EMEA Director Embedded Processing Marketing and Applications at Texas Instruments (TI). His responsibilities covered the full TI Embedded Processing portfolio, from microcontrollers and microprocessors to wireless transceivers. In this position he was instrumental in leading a comprehensive product strategy that ensured market share growth. Prior to this, Matthias held the position of General Manager of TI's C2000 Controller product line where he was a key contributor in re-orienting the business. Over the years, Matthias held several management positions in Sales, Marketing, and Product Management at TI's Semiconductor Group. Matthias holds an engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.
His responsibilities at EnOcean include the management, control and organization of technology development, including quality management. "Matthias' extensive background in developing innovative products for international markets is ideally suited to carry out EnOcean's development and business strategy," says Giai-Miniet. "His further expertise in achieving great success with new embedded products while also maintaining profitability is highly regarded. We are delighted to have Matthias on board to support our growth phase."
"I'm really very excited to join EnOcean," says Matthias Poppel. "As the leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, the company is opening up more and more new application fields -- from smart home and consumer applications to solutions for industry, logistics and transportation. I'm looking forward to further enhancing EnOcean's leadership position in the wireless energy harvesting field and to accompany the global growth journey."
Founded in 2001, EnOcean manufactures and markets wireless modules that draw their power from the surrounding environment through energy harvesting. They draw energy from movement, light or differences in temperature to enable fully energy-autonomous and maintenance-free solutions for building and industrial automation. There are already more than 200,000 buildings that use EnOcean wireless sensors, and over 850 interoperable products.
EnOcean is the originator of patented self-powered wireless technology. The company manufactures and markets energy harvesting wireless modules for use in building and industrial automation. EnOcean technology combines miniaturized energy converters with ultra-low-power electronics and robust RF communications. Self-powered wireless technology from EnOcean has been successfully deployed in more than 200,000 buildings worldwide. EnOcean is a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of leading companies from the world's building sector that facilitates the creation of innovative solutions for sustainable buildings. The company currently employs 60 people in Germany and the USA.
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