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Stephan Bauer elected new President of the KNX Association
General Assembly elects a new Executive Board for the worldwide standard for home and building automation
Brussels/Warsaw. The international KNX Association elected a new President at its General Assembly in Warsaw (Poland). Stephan Bauer (Siemens Schweiz AG) succeeds Godehardt Schneider (Siemens AG), who was the president of KNX Association for six years. Bernard Schott (Hager Group) was appointed Vice President for the next five years.
The Assembly also elected eleven new members to the board (Executive Board). The board is responsible for the international strategy of the KNX Association. It monitors all the worldwide marketing and technical activities of KNX. It issues and approves a budget proposal each year which must be ratified by the KNX General Assembly.
In his closing speech, Godehardt Schneider looked back on the developments of the past years: “We have succeeded in making KNX a strong brand while the new ETS4 commissioning tool marks a milestone in the development of KNX.” This statement is mirrored in the current figures realised by KNX. Since 2005, the number of KNX member companies has quadrupled. There are currently more than 230 manufacturers from 30 countries. The growth of KNX partners is even more impressive: more than 24,000 system integrators from 110 countries have been certified to date – 5,000 of these were registered last year alone. The monthly sales figures for the KNX commissioning software ETS have more than tripled since the introduction of the new ETS4 version in October 2010.
The new KNX President will focus heavily on internationalisation
The new President and his board have set themselves a number of goals for the future. “KNX cannot appeal to its strengths in Europe alone. We must become significantly more active on a global scale. If we gain more members in Asia, North and South America and Australia and support the KNX activities in these locations, our long-term success will be ensured”, said Stephan Bauer. The KNX Association has already started to occupy a stronger position in these international markets. With 6 new members in the USA and the foundation of the national group in Australia, the first cornerstones of increased internationalisation have been laid. The next steps are currently being undertaken in South East Asia and the Middle East with vigour.
Stephan Bauer will take on these
challenges together with his Vice President Bernard Schott and the
other members of the board: Harald Horst (ABB Stotz-Kontakt GmbH),
Harald Jung (Albrecht Jung GmbH & Co. KG), Adalbert M. Neumann
(Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH), Roger Karner (Feller AG), Dirk Giersiepen
(GIRA Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG), Dr. Herbert Schliffke (Insta
Elektro GmbH), Peter Kellendonk (Kellendonk Elektronik GmbH), Harald
Hasenclever (Merten GmbH & Co. KG), Josť Lorenzo Lista (Schneider
Electric Industries S.A.), Franz Kammerl (Siemens AG) and Thomas Goes
(Theben AG, Haigerloch).
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KNX Association is the founder and owner of KNX technology – the worldwide open standard for all applications in the field of home and building system technology, from lighting and blind control to security systems, heating, ventilation, cooling, monitoring, alarm, water regulation, energy management and meters as well as household appliances, audio/video and more. KNX is the worldwide standard for home and building automation. It offers a manufacturer-independent tool for design and deployment (ETS) which controls a variety of transmission media (TP, PL, RF and IP). Different configuration modes are supported (System and Easy Mode). KNX is recognised as a European norm (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and an international norm (ISO/IEC 14543-3). This standard is based on over 20 years of experience in this market. Over 230 member companies all over the world offer almost 7000 KNX-certified product groups in their catalogues. The KNX Association has partnership contracts with more than 30000 installation companies in more than 100 countries. For more information visit www.knx.org
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