EnOcean, the Oberhaching, Germany-based developer of energy-harvesting wireless technology marketed under the Dolphin brand, today announced Andreas Schneider, co-founder and formerly chief marketing officer (CMO), assumed the duties of chief executive officer (CEO) Jan. 1.
Succeeding Wald Siskens, who left the company to join Apple Inc., Schneider is responsible for expanding EnOcean's business in line with its long-term strategy for the core markets of building automation, smart homes, LED-light control, and industrial automation.
As CMO from 2001, Schneider played a key role in strengthening the company's position as a supplier of energy-harvesting wireless technology for maintenance-free applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). In the months prior to becoming CEO, he worked closely with Siskens on the development and implementation of a new strategy in the IoT.
"The company has set itself the goal of further establishing energy-harvesting wireless technology, forming new partnerships, and developing additional fields of application,” Ralf Schnell, chairman of the EnOcean Supervisory Board, said. “Andreas Schneider, who played a key role in successfully building the company, has extensive expertise in the company and its energy-harvesting wireless technology."
Schneider said: "With our 15 years of experience in the field of energy-harvesting technology, we have expanded our Dolphin portfolio to provide maintenance-free wireless-sensor solutions for the Internet of Things, based on open standards. When it comes to providing sensor data in the cloud, our energy-harvesting wireless sensors are indispensable for collecting enormous quantities of reliable data. In collaboration with the EnOcean Alliance and partners such as IBM, Xicato, and Philips, we will continue to develop exiting new self-powered and, thus, maintenance-free applications for our customers' sensor solutions in the Internet of Things."