LONDON Ė EnOcean GmbH, a building automation company that uses energy harvesting and wireless control, has appointed Matthias Poppel as chief operation officer (COO). Poppel was previously European director of embedded processing marketing and applications and Texas Instruments.
The COO's position is a newly created one in which Poppel will be responsible for the operational side of the business and reports to Laurent Giai-Miniet, CEO of EnOcean (Oberhaching, Germany). The objective is to align technology development with customer needs and to drive the internationalization of the company.
EnOcean, founded in 2001, has formed the EnOcean Alliance to help drive its wireless technology into the market. EnOcean manufactures and markets wireless modules that draw energy from movement, light or temperature difference to power a wireless signal to control remote building functions including lighting, windows and heating and ventilation. Self-powered wireless technology from EnOcean has been successfully deployed in more than 200,000 buildings worldwide
"Matthias' extensive background in developing innovative products for international markets is ideally suited to carry out EnOcean's development and business strategy," said Giai-Miniet, in a statement.
Poppel said: "As the leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, the company is opening up more and more new application fields Ė from smart home and consumer applications to solutions for industry, logistics and transportation."
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