Alexander Gerfer

CEO Wurth Elektronik, CTO Wurth Elektronik eiSos Group

Alexander Gerfer is Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of electronic and electromechanical components with around 7,000 employees. The company is based in Waldenburg, Munich and Berlin and Barcelona, and also with R&D locations in Silicon Valley, Dallas and Shenzhen. The graduate electrical engineer learned his business from scratch as a radio and television technician. He completed his studies at the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln. He is also the author of many technical articles and publications in the field of electronics design, author of the book “trilogy of inductors” and co-author of various other textbooks and holds numerous patents. In the company Wurth Elektronik eiSos he is a man of the first hour, founded the product development as well as the quality management

His passion is to communicate electronic content to users of electronic components in an understandable way and without unnecessary ballast. Numerous Magnetics product designs and innovations are based on his constant research for more efficient components. Today the Rhinelander is responsible for the product strategy of Wurth Elektronik eiSos and thus for the areas of product management, quality management, supply chain management, research and development. Alexander Gerfer also travels internationally as a sought-after key note speaker, lecturer and as a promoter and supporter of innovative hardware startups.

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. Production sites in Europe, Asia and North America supply a growing number of customers worldwide. The product program encompasses EMC components, inductors, transformers, HF components, varistors, capacitors, power modules, LEDs, wireless technology, plug connectors, power supply elements, wireless power coils, switches, connection technology and fuse holders. Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG together with its specialized affiliated companies form the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group.