EATON (www.eaton.com) with its corporate headquarters in Dublin (Ireland) and strong footprint across Europe with engineering sites in France, UK, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Czech Republic and Switzerland is a global technology leader in diversified power management solutions offering a portfolio which encompasses a comprehensive range of products and systems that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. This includes uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), surge protective devices, power distribution units (PDUs), data center infrastructure management (DCIM), remote monitoring, software, power factor correction, airflow management, rack enclosures and services. With all its products, EATON strives for continued success in leveraging technical innovation to develop next-generation solutions. EATON has continually grown its power quality business through developing innovative products and services as well as strategic acquisitions of companies like Phoenixtec, Powerware, MGE Office Protection Systems, Best Power, Aphel and Wright Line. In addition, EATON is well present in the distribution channel for the past 20 years and has worldwide 100 authorized IT distributors and 10,000 authorized resellers (channel partners) as well as a very good relationship to a wide range of end customers. EATON R&D facility located in Montbonnot (France) is EATON’s EU headquarters for power quality business division and together with support of branches across the EU responsible for all EU R&D and innovation activities and product launches on the markets in Europa, Middle East and Africa. EATON has been involved in FP7, H2020 and other public funded projects in the past. With its product portfolio, 20 years of experience and global presence in the market (e.g. no. 5 in global datacenter power distribution market1) as well as its large network of distributors, end users and channel partners, EATON is the optimal partner to bring the commercialization of IDEAS to success and ensure economic growth and increase of jobs in EU industry.
Alexandre DRAY is Technology Portfolio Leader for EIF’s Single Phase Power Quality Division in charge of building and animating the technology and innovation roadmap. He is also coordinating EIF’s efforts within H2020 FET project MANGO and here he was deeply involved the creation of IDEAS. He graduated from Grenoble Institute of Technology (Physics Engineering field) and holds the PMP© international Project Management certification from PMI institute. He has hold various technical and management positions at STMicroelectronics before joining EIF and has been actively involved in the setting up of three H2020 consortiums in the past two years. He authored or coauthored several technical publications and eight patents.
Eric RUEDA is Commercial Leader Software & Connectivity for EIF’s Single Phase Power Quality Division and responsible for EIF’s power management software products in the EMEA region. Eric has over 24 years of experience in product management and business development in the enterprise software market. Besides, he is working to build EIF’s vision for the infrastructure aware data centre of tomorrow. Prior to his current role at EIF, Eric was General Manager of the UK and Dutch subsidiaries at Technidata, a Laboratory Management Information System software vendor. He has also served in different product management, marketing and business development leadership roles at HP (Hewlett-Packard) in Europe. Eric holds a Master of Sciences in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, California, USA.