Engineered Systems Magazine

New CEO for EnOcean

November 7, 2011
EnOcean GmbH has appointed Laurent Giai-Miniet as its new chief executive officer. Together with Andreas Schneider, chief marketing officer, and Uwe Thumm, chief financial officer, he will promote the company’s technology and drive business growth on a global scale. He will replace 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 spent 20 years with Texas Instruments (TI), where he has held several management positions. Most recently he was general manager for low power rf products, based in Oslo, Norway. He was responsible for the entire product line, managing marketing, business development and support. A French national, he began his career with TI in 1991 as a field sales engineer in France and has since then held various positions including regional sales director for France and Middle East, and Africa and later European business development director for high-volume analog and logic products in Freising, Germany.