Wireless Charging: Global Automotive Industry Reception

Mr Peter Hoehne, Vice President Sales & Marketing Worldwide
Leggett & Platt Automotive Group
Nov 15, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • How wireless charging is progressing in the global automotive industry.
  • Which regions and companies are emerging as the early industry leaders in this field.
  • Approaches to wireless charging.
  • Outlook for 2012, and beyond.

Speaker Biography (Peter Hoehne)

Peter graduated from the University of Waterloo (Chemical Engineering) and has an MBA from York University (Toronto).
In the 1980's and 1990's he worked for two Canadian auto parts company; both moved from 2% market share to world leaders in their respective fields.
For the past 11 years Peter has been the Vice President Sales & Marketing Worldwide for the Leggett & Platt Automotive Group. This Group has become the global leader in lumbar supports, seat suspensions, and massage systems; essentially the comfort in seat comfort. Now, he is one of the pioneers bringing wireless charging to the automotive industry.

Company Profile (Leggett & Platt)

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Leggett & Platt is a diversified manufacturer (and member of the S&P 500) that conceives, designs and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. The company serves a broad suite of customers that comprise a "Who's Who" of U.S. manufacturers and retailers. The 128-year-old firm is comprised of 19 business units, 19,000 employee-partners, and 140 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries.