Organization Name: W-IE-NE-R Power Electronics
Born in Germany
Studied physics at the Technical University in Dresden, graduated with a PHD in nuclear physics in 1990.
After 3 more years as a research assistant joined WIE-NE-R Plein & Baus GmbH in 1993 and worked there in the sales team as product manager
Since 1997 President of WIENERUS (now W-IE-NE-R Power Electronics)
Became US citizen in 2011
Membership Level: Associate
How long have you been involved with The Open Group SOSA™ Consortium?
Just started, but followed SOSA activities for about 2 … 3 years
What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
I am President of the company (since 1997) and in charge of our sales team. Being interested in all technical aspects I am supporting our engineers whenever there is a possibility.
Why did your organization become a Member of The Open Group SOSA Consortium and what does/will your involvement look like?
We always focused on open standards as VME, VXI or VPX for our products. SOSA with VPX at its hardware core is exactly matching our development roadmap. We want to participate within SOSA in a technical work group related to all questions of power supplies and powering SOSA systems and based on that provide in future SOSA compliant / certified power supplies.
How has/will membership in The Open Group SOSA Consortium benefit you, your organization, and the industry at large?
Not yet but I am sure it will in future.
What contributions do you hope to bring to The Open Group SOSA Consortium?
Bring in our technical experience and knowledge in regards to power circuits.
What are your hobbies?
Collecting rocks and playing bass guitar.
What book are you currently reading?
Currently none, except technical books. Novels are reserved for vacation time.
What social networks do you belong to?
LinkedIn but I do not see myself as an active social networking person.