The PSMA Industry Education Committee and IEEE PELS is sponsoring a series of seminars for young professionals designed to provide them guidance in their professional careers in the power electronics industry. The series will include in-person, webinar and hybrid events. The seminars will cover a range of non-technical topics that are vital to advancing the careers of engineers starting in the power electronics industry and will be made available at no cost to attendees.
If you have any suggested topics to be included in the series and/or are interested in presenting a seminar, please contact the PSMA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This webinar will address:
- How to make individuals and groups with different backgrounds, from a variety ethnical groups and religions, beginners to professionals, freshly employed or already an old-timer, into a cohesive team.
- How to guide an organization in today’s work environment.
- The current challenges and opportunities, and how can these be used to create higher value.
- The principles for working together that should be considered by an organization.
Alexander Gerfer, CTO of Würth Elektronik eiSos, will share the experience he has gained from managing an international team of over 400 technicians, engineers and marketing employees, and address the need to stay humble, curious and calm in order to guide experts successfully.
Presenter: Alexander Gerfer, CTO, Würth Elektronik eiSos
Alexander Gerfer is Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of one of Europe's largest manufacturers of electronic and electromechanical components. Headquartered in Waldenburg, Germany, the company employs over 7,000 people and has manufacturing, logistics, quality and administrative sites in 50 countries. The graduate engineer (FH) for electrical engineering and trained radio and television technician has been with Würth Elektronik eiSos since 1997 and started his career classically as a technical sales representative. His knowledge of the many unanswered questions about inductive components combined with his practical experience in power management, recognized the need for standardized power inductors and interference suppression ferrites. Which became the starting point for today's product range of the eiSos Group. He has been instrumental in establishing the company's research and development, product, quality and supply chain management divisions. Alexander Gerfer is a technical book author, lecturer and sought-after keynote speaker. With his experience and creed, he has helped shape the development and direction of Würth Elektronik eiSos as a service-oriented manufacturer and technology promoter.
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