Power electronics industry veteran tasked with strengthening WiTricity’s wireless charging market leadership position in Europe
Watertown, MA. – May 12, 2015 – WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, has hired Peter Wambsganss as director of business development for Europe. Wambsganss, who is based in Germany, will be responsible for further driving growth of WiTricity’s business in Europe as major companies in the region bring products to market equipped with WiTricity technology for wireless charging based on magnetic resonance.
Coming on the heels of recent licensing agreements with European battery charger manufacturer CTEK and automotive tier-1 power electronics supplier BRUSA, WiTricity is aggressively pursuing further opportunities for company growth in the automotive, medical, industrial and consumer electronics fields. Wambsganss’ extensive industry knowledge and impressive network will help WiTricity establish its foothold in Europe and cement its position as the global leader in wireless power transfer over distance.
“Peter’s deep technical and commercial experience in power electronics and wireless charging, coupled with his international experience in R&D, are ideal qualities for our European business development,” said Farooq Butt, senior vice president of business development and strategy at WiTricity. “We are excited to continue expanding our company internationally and know that having Peter on board will help establish WiTricity as the go-to technology partner for European brands looking to implement wireless power in their products.”
“WiTricity is at the forefront of wireless power in many markets and I’m thrilled to be joining such an innovative team,” said Wambsganss. “Having dedicated my career to the power electronics and wireless charging industry, I am looking forward to starting my next chapter at a company that’s poised to revolutionize the way we charge and power consumer electronic devices, electric vehicles, medical devices and more.”
Wambsganss has more than 20 years of experience working in technology R&D, commercialization and business development in the fields of power electronics, battery charging, and wireless energy transfer. Prior to joining WiTricity, he served as the head of the Laboratory & Information Technology Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT). As a co-founder and CTO of RRC Power Solutions, Peter led RRC’s development of advanced power conversion, battery charging and wireless energy transfer systems.
Wambsganss’ work has been widely recognized, garnering accolades that include the Product Design Award of the German Federal State Saarland, the TOP Innovator Award for Medium Sized Companies, the Innovation Award of the German Economy, the MEDTEC & EMDT Innovation Award and the DeviceMed award. He has over 30 published journal and conference papers in the area of power electronics and holds three patents with seven patents pending. Wambsganss is a member of the IEEE Power Electronic Society and was elected to the grade of IEEE Senior Member in recognition of professional standing in 2005.
WiTricity Corporation provides the foundational technology to enable wireless power transfer over distance using magnetic resonance. Through deep domain expertise, a strong IP portfolio and an extensive reference design library, WiTricity works with innovative companies to incorporate WiTricity technology into their products and solutions. With a growing list of global licensees in the consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and defense industries, the company has emerged as the leader in wireless power transfer over distance. For more information, visit www.witricity.com, or follow WiTricity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
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