Klaus Waechter

Klaus Waechter joined Siemens (formerly Staefa Control Systems) in Stuttgart, Germany in 1991 as an engineering and commissioning engineer for building automation systems, where he was responsible for systems across Germany, including internal training and global headquarters contacts.   In 1997, Klaus moved to the international headquarters in Stäfa, Switzerland, as a system test engineer and led the tests of the new DESIGO system. Two years later, Klaus returned to the German headquarters in Frankfurt/Main with the responsibility of introducing the DESIGO system to the German market, including internal DESIGO training. In 2004, he returned to the global HQ of Siemens Building Technologies in Zug, Switzerland, as a product manager, with overall responsibility for DESIGO system issues and a focus on BACnet communication. In the same year Klaus joined the BACnet Interest Group Europe to represent Siemens in the marketing working group WG-M. Since 2009, Klaus has been responsible for standardization management in the building automation department at Siemens Switzerland.   Klaus is head of the Swiss delegation for the CEN TC247 committee, Swiss expert for the ISO TC205 WG3 and IEC TC57 WG21 committees and BACnet expert for the ASHRAE SSPC135 committee.   From October 2016 to September 2020, Klaus was President of the BIG-EU   Klaus has represented Siemens AG on the Thread Group Board since May 2018   Since March 2019 he has been Chairman of the eu.bac Business Development Group and on the Board of eu.bac   Since February 2020 he is a board member of the KNX Alliance