OBERHACHING, Germany — EnOcean GmbH announced that it has appointed Laurent Giai-Miniet as its new chief executive officer. He replaces Markus Brehler, who has left the company.

“I’m really excited to be part of EnOcean,” said Giai-Miniet. “The company is a leader in energy harvesting wireless technology and a key player in the building and industrial automation markets. I’m confident that moving forward our solutions find new and diverse applications. Technology with no wire and no battery can transform consumers’ lives, enabling visions like smart homes with a smart grid. I’m looking forward to taking this business to the next level, delivering exciting innovations to bring our customers the right solution backed by best-in-class support.”

Giai-Miniet previously spent 20 years with Texas Instruments (TI), where he held several management positions. Most recently he was general manager for Low Power RF Products (LPRF), based in Oslo, Norway. He was responsible for the entire product line, managing marketing, business development, and support.

“EnOcean continues to expand its international scope with rapidly increasing demand and the expansion of its customer base in China, Europe, and North America,” said Samuel Simonsson, chairman of the Supervisory Board of EnOcean. “In Laurent Giai-Miniet we are appointing a dynamic and charismatic CEO with many years of experience of the wireless industry and proven international leadership skills. We are confident Laurent will successfully drive further expansion of the company. At the same time I would like to thank Markus Brehler for his many years of service to EnOcean and for leading the company to its current strong market position.”

Founded in 2001, EnOcean manufactures and markets wireless modules that draw their power from the surrounding environment through what is called energy harvesting. They draw energy from movement, light, or differences in temperature to enable energy-autonomous, wireless solutions for building and industrial automation. According to the company, there are 200,000 buildings that use EnOcean wireless sensors, and over 800 interoperable products.

For more information, visit www.enocean.com.

Publication date: 10/24/2011