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Meet Your Directors

Four members of the Board of Directors are elected at the PSMA Annual Meeting held every year during the APEC conference. Each Director serves a three year term and is eligible to be reelected for one additional term.

In this issue we would like to introduce you to Mike Hayes and Fred Weber who are both serving their second term.
Mike Hayes (M.Eng.Sc.) Head of Group ICT4EE, Tyndall National Institute

Mike is an established technology and thought leader in 'power IoT' promoting synergy opportunities between power electronics, energy harvesting and ICT domains. He has written a number of publications, participated in EU studies, presenting & chairing conferences and workshops related to this. His team delivered the world's 1st indoor energy harvesting power management solution operating indefinitely in indoor lighting conditions and for 72 hours in darkness. The team has also delivered MISCHIEF, the world's leading multi-source energy harvesting compatible PMIC (power management IC) for ultra-low power applications He is currently work package leader on several EU energy efficiency projects and co-ordinator of a 'Powering the Internet of Things' infrastructure project ('EnABLES') worth $6M giving industry access (expertise, equipment, models, feasibility studies) to 11 leading research centers and universities in Europe (Tyndall, Fraunhofer, IMEC, CEA et al.)

Mike gained 20 years power electronics industry experience at Artesyn Technologies in various design and senior management roles developing custom power supplies for blue chip telecoms companies. He has previously managed a number of technology collaborations with Power Electronics Ireland and Tyndall.

Mike has over 30 years of experience working in the Power Electronics industry & research. He is an active member of the PSMA Packaging, Energy Management and Energy Harvesting Committees. He has been a member of the PSMA Executive Committee since 2016 and now serves as Chair.

Mike currently works at Tyndall as head of the ICT for Energy Efficiency Group covering collaborative projects on power electronics & energy efficiency for IoT applications. Tyndall is one of Europe's leading research centers and a world leader in PSiP & PwrSoC domains and an epicenter for micro-power energy harvesting research in Europe.

Key achievements to date related to PSMA

  • Co-chair of the Energy Harvesting Committee since 2015
  • Co-chair of PSMA Energy Harvesting industry session at APEC since 2017
  • Co-founder with Brian Zahnstecher (PowerRox) and general chair of EnerHarv, an inaugural PSMA led energy harvesting international workshop (May 2018)
  • Contributor to 2017 & 2019 PSMA Technology Roadmap (Energy harvesting applications)
  • Managed PSMA 3D Power Packaging Phase 1 special project 
  • Represented PSMA in workshop steering committees for PwrSoC, IWIPP2017 and ECPE

Mike continues to identify, promote & drive industry/academic synergies internationally particularly between packaging, MEMS manufacturing, ICT, energy harvesting & power management. This was demonstrated at EnerHarv2018 where over 80 industry and academics participants form 4 continents gathered together forming an ecosystem driven to collaborate together to devise solutions to power the internet of things. This is expected to be a trillion sensor economy by 2025 and a disruptive opportunity for the power electronics community. In 2018 he received a leadership award from University College Cork (Tyndall's parent university) for his various 'powering IoT' initiatives over the past decade. 

Outside of work Mike is a keen golfer, plays tennis, runs, follows the 'highs and lows' of the Cork hurling team and enjoys travel and leisure time with his family. 

Provided by Mike Hayes, Head of Group ICT4EE, Tyndall National Institute

Fred J. Weber, President, Future Technology Worldwide, LLC

Fred Weber is the President of Future Technology Worldwide. LLC (FTW), a Manufacturers Representative firm covering the Great Lakes States with a portfolio of product, component, and service Principals tuned to Power Electronics. Having earned both a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville, and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Fred has a strong technical and business acumen. This has been strengthened by years of product design, project management, and sales experience. His ability to open doors, close sales, and manage accounts has allowed FTW to steadily grow since its founding in 2001.

FTW has been a member of the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) for almost 10 years.

Fred is active in the PSMA Magnetics Committee, and serves as the co-Chair of the Capacitor Committee, and the Transportation Power Electronics Committee and is currently the President of PSMA.

"I originally joined PSMA to help support a few of my Principals. I found that the diverse membership of PSMA and their continuous effort to educate, keep abreast of the latest technologies and create a networking community were ideal for my business and my personal professional growth. It is my honor and pleasure to work with the PSMA Board and Executive Staff to help guide PSMA into the future. PSMA has made great strides in the past year(s) to cement its position as the leading Power Electronics Organization. It is my goal to help PSMA continue to build on our position and to grow into industries that have only recently migrated towards Power Electronics. These industries are involved in Vehicle Electrification, Autonomous Vehicles, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Energy Storage to name a few."

Provided by Fred Weber, President, Future Technology Worldwide

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