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27th May 2015

New organisation for the EEBus initiative for smart connectivity

Bosch, EnBW, Hager Group and SMA are represented in the now seats large Executive Board. Increased international orientation. Dietmar Schneider appointed as new Managing Director.

The EEBus Initiative, a leading alliance for the Internet of Things, with the market leading international companies in the energy, electronic and ICT sectors, is adapting its executive structure to a significant enlarged international area of operations. “After the EEBus initiative has announced strategic liaison agreements with other international leading alliances, like OIC, Energy@home and Agora over the last 12 months, the extension of its executive structure, is the next logical step in an ongoing  strong positioning on the global market” outlines Peter Kellendonk (1st Chairman): due to this, we extend the Executive Board from two to six seats, create an Advisory Board and appoint an international experienced manager to be Managing Director”.

Representatives from Hager Group, Bosch, EnBW and SMA will augment the Executive Board. “Due to our broadly-based line up, consisting of varying functions and trades combined with the usage of international networks, we are increasing the international significance and impact of our alliance”, assures Dr. Thomas Finke, who represents Bosch in the Executive Board. “Our diverse and domain-crossing member structure allows us the consideration of the varying requirements for each domain regarding the EEBus Data models and use cases”, is Tom Rudolph convinced, who represents SMA in the Executive Board:” Thus we create trade crossing acceptance and assure the implementation of the EEBus Concept in an wide variety of products for the Smart Home and Smart Grid.” The Advisory Board is formed out of experienced Managers from BSH and Solar Group Nederland.

Connectivity-Standard as basis for innovations
Besides the existing Directors Peter Kellendonk (1st Chairman, Kellendonk Group) and Dr. Bernhard Thies (2nd Chairman,VDE), the Executive Board will consist of Johannes Hauck (Hager Group), Dr.Thomas Finke (Bosch), Til Landwehrmann (EnBW) and Tom Rudolph (SMA). Members of the Advisory Board are Josef Baumeister (BSH) as expert on standardization as well as Mark Kruisbergen (Market director Solar Nederland B.V.) as specialist for the trade / retail sector.

The new appointed Managing Director of the EEBus Initiative is Dietmar Schneider, who has a vast amount of expert knowledge as former Head of Sales Europe at Osram and as Chairman of the Board of Voltimum, an international leading internet portal for electrical engineering. ”Besides the groundbreaking strategic liaisons on a global scale, the election of representatives, from market leading and innovation driving companies, in the Executive Board, is another essential step to secure the role as an powerful and qualified partner nationally and internationally.”, outlines Schneider. Furthermore the newly elected Advisory Board brings new expertise in the important fields of standardization and trade/retail to the table. Schneider: “Apart from the gained reach and significance on the global scale, this aspects increase our attractiveness for new members which are seeking solutions to adapt their business models to the Internet of Things.”

About EEBus Initiative e.V
The EEBus Initiative e.V. networks the leading companies, associations and stakeholders in the German and international energy, telecommunications and electrical industry. As a non-profit organization the EEBus Initiative drives the development and standardization of a technology-neutral and interoperable connectivity-concept for the Smart Home together with the KNX association. Through our combined strengths and competence we open up a new interdisciplinary market for smart connectivity. Our interoperability is based on a technology-neutral information layer and the corresponding data models. Due to this we are able to implement varying domain-specific communication technologies. For IP based communication the EEBus Initiative develops the SHIP (Smart Home IP) Protocol. Furthermore the interaction of devices within different use cases is defined. All specifications become part of international Smart Grid and Smart Home standards (mainly IEC and CENELEC). To learn more, visit  www.eebus.org. or our member list:  http://www.eebus.org/en/about-us/members/ 
About Hager Group
Hager Group is a leading supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Our range of solutions and services extends from energy distribution to cable management and from security systems to building automation.
As an independent family-owned and family-run company based in Blieskastel, Germany, Hager Group is one of the industry’s innovation leaders. A total of 11,400 employees generate a turnover of approximately 1.9 billion euros. Components and solutions are produced at 23 sites around the globe and are trusted by customers in 120 countries worldwide.


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