EnOcean welcomes new CEO

It has been announced that Raoul Wijgergangs has been appointed the new CEO of EnOcean, replacing former CEO, Andreas Schneider.

Spending 20 years as the co-founder of EnOcean, including the last five years as managing director, Schneider decided to leave the company on 31 July 2021 to take on new entrepreneurial challenges. Wijgergangs took over as new CEO effective from 1 August 2021, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the IoT industry and is also a co-founder of Z-Wave Alliance.

“I would like to personally thank Andreas Schneider for his constant commitment and tireless dedication to the company and every single employee,” said Dr. Peter Klein, CFO, EnOcean. “Under his leadership EnOcean has been able to expand and consolidate its market position even further. The fact that we as a company have successfully come through the Covid-19 crisis confirms this. The entire EnOcean team and I wish him all the best for the future.

“At the same time, I am looking forward to the upcoming collaboration with Raoul Wijgergangs as the new CEO and I am sure that together we will build on the outstanding work of Andreas Schneider.”

Wijgergangs added: “I am honoured that the management board puts so much trust in me as the new managing director, and I am very much looking forward to this new professional chapter. As the world leader in sustainable IoT, EnOcean will certainly be even more in demand in the coming months and years. With that in mind, I see great opportunities not only in the commercial real estate but also in the industrial IoT. What’s more, the company’s focus on interoperability with products supporting the EnOcean radio standard, Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee Green Power makes it a real IoT power house.

“I thank Andreas Schneider for his successful work over the last years, without him EnOcean would certainly not be where the company is today. And of course, I’m very much looking forward to be working with such an innovative team with a strong expertise and great technical know-how.”

Prior to his new role, Wijgergangs was CEO of Disruptive Technologies in Oslo and worked as vice president / general manager at Silicon Labs as well as vice president / general manager of the Z-Wave business unit at Sigma Designs in Copenhagen.

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